Irrfan, Kangana to work together in film on Begum Akhtar?

Music aficionados and Bollywood fanatics will soon witness the life and times of renowned Ghazal and Thumri singer Begum Akhtar on the big screen in Ae Mohabbat and if things go as planned, actors Irrfan Khan and Kangana Ranaut could be seen together onscreen for the first time.

Shri Anup Jalota Productions and Ae Mohabbat Productions on Tuesday announced the film 
on the life and times of Begum Akhtar, also the recipient of <g data-gr-id="17">Padmabhushan</g> and an icon of Indian classical music. Directed by noted filmmaker Ketan Mehta, the film will have actor Irrfan Khan in the main lead with Oscar winner AR Rahman giving the music of the film. Although the female lead if yet to be finalised but Kangana might end up doing the project.

“We are trying to get Kangana Ranaut to play one of the stages of Begum <g data-gr-id="15">Akhatar</g> in the film,” said Jalota when asked about the female lead for the film.

As Begum Akhtar hailed from Faizabad and is buried in Lucknow, the film also got the support from Uttar Pradesh government, says Jalota.
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