Will It Be Alia Or Parineeti For Sridevi’s Role In Sadma Remake?

Ever since the remake of Sridevi-Kamal Haasan starrer Sadma (1983) was announced, buzz around its star cast has been doing the rounds. Ad-filmmaker Lloyd Baptista, who is making his directorial debut with the project, had earlier confessed that Kareena Kapoor was approached to reprise Sridevi’s role in the film, but she couldn’t do it as she was busy with Ki & Ka at the time. Now, SpotboyE.com has learnt that Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra have been approached for the film. The screen tests are scheduled some time soon.

3377 Reads |  

Will It Be Alia Or Parineeti For Sridevi’s Role In Sadma Remake?

Ever since the remake of Sridevi-Kamal Haasan starrer Sadma (1983) was announced, buzz around its star cast has been doing the rounds. Ad-filmmaker Lloyd Baptista, who is making his directorial debut with the project, had earlier confessed that Kareena Kapoor was approached to reprise Sridevi’s role in the film, but she couldn’t do it as she was busy with Ki & Ka at the time. Now, SpotboyE.com has learnt that Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra have been approached for the film. The screen tests are scheduled some time soon.

Alia Or Parineeti.jpg

Says a source, “Lloyd is in India for a few days to finalise the cast of Sadma remake and the biopic on entrepreneur Kalpana Saroj. He will do the screen test of both Alia and Parineeti before taking a call.”

It remains to be seen which actress finally makes it.

Sadma, directed by Balu Mahendra featured Sridevi and Kamal Haasan in lead roles. The film tells the tale of Nehalata (Sridevi), a young woman who regresses to childhood after suffering a head injury in a car crash. Lost, she ends up trapped in a brothel before being rescued by Somu (Kamal Haasan), a lonely school teacher who falls in love with her.

Sridevi’s Role Sadma.jpg

The film is a remake of the 1982 of Balu Mahendra's own Tamil film Moondram Pirai, starring Sridevi and Kamal Hassan. Sridevi's autistic child-woman performance was widely praised and is considered one of the finest performances of her career. It brought her nominations in the Filmfare Best Actress Award category as well as State and National Awards. Kamal's performance in the film won him the National Award in the Tamil original. The film flopped at the box-office, but achieved cult status courtesy the performances.


Image Source: Pvrl & i1os

They say the best things in life are free! India’s favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas & 9X Tashan are available Free-To-Air.  Make a request for these channels from your Cable, DTH or HITS operator.