He is known for giving glam dolls of B-town a milestone film in their career. After giving Priyanka Chopra Fashion and Bipasha Basu Corporate, National Award winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar claims that his upcoming film Heroine will be its lead actress Kareena Kapoor's best film of her career. "Kareena has been wanting to work with me for quite a long time. But due to some reasons we have not been able to team up. She blindly trusts me and my talent and the feeling is mutual," said Bhandarkar. The film, which will start shooting in December, is already making a buzz with reports that Bhandarkar is planning to give Kareena the iconic looks of Hollywood's legendary actresses like Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh and Eva Gardner. "This is going to be Kareena's best performance of her life. I can guarantee that. She is a talented artist and she will be in her full bloom in this one," Bhandarkar said.
The 41-year-old director, who studied film-making during his stint as a video cassette delivery boy, says that covering women issues has always been his priority and a trade mark of Bhandarkar's cinema. "People in industry are afraid to raise these issues. They think that it would not generate any interest in the audience. But I am here to prove this notion wrong. All my films have had strong women characters and they have been liked by people," Bhandarkar said. Talking of strong female characters, Bhandarkar proudly states that his heroines always thank him for giving such power packed roles. "Every time Konkana meets me she mentions how people recognise her as Page 3 actress. Same is the case with Bipasha and Priyanka. It is nice to hear such things. I am equally proud to have worked with these actresses," Bhandarkar said.
But before he starts on another woman centric film, Bhandarkar is gung-ho about his debut comedy Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji, inspired by Gulzar's lyrics in the film Ishqiya. Working with a new and unusual star cast in Ajay Devgan, Emraan Haashmi and Omi Vaidya of 3 Idiots' fame, Bhandarkar says the film is his tribute to movie maverick Hrishikesh Mukherjee and ensures that the audiences are in for a surprise. "Ajay is playing a husband, having constant nok jhonk with his wife, Emraan plays a carefree casanova while Omi's character is a surprise," the director said. The filmmaker is still on a lookout of heroines for his film and if everything goes as planned, audiences would get a taste of Madhur's comedy in December this year.