Web-series on Parveen Babi's life in the works

The show will shed light on the actor’s childhood, her Bollywood stint and the time she was away from the limelight


Entertainment Desk September 25, 2021

Bollywood's yesteryear diva Parveen Babi was one of the most adored actors of her time. The stunner, who was looked upon for her glamorous demeanour and beauty, has more often than not been subject to scrutiny, given her troublesome romantic relationships. However, if the grapevine is to be trusted, a web series on the life of Parveen is reportedly in the works, as per Times of India.

The web series, produced by Sneha Rajani is based on the biography of the actor, written by Karishma Upadhyay. The tell-all will take viewers through Parveen’s childhood, her Bollywood stint and the time she was away from the limelight. Though the makers were considering making a film too, according to sources, a web series can only do justice to the overflow of content.

A source told a leading daily, “Of course, Parveen Babi’s life has been interpreted in different ways by various filmmakers including Mahesh Bhatt. It’s about time that people saw the woman behind the enigmatic screen personality – her own struggles, her stardom, and her eventual battle with loneliness. No one really knows the life she led before or even after she became the nation’s darling. She had her own fights, you know.”

This is not the first time Parveen's life has been inspired by pop-culture. Famous filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt had also used his infamous extramarital affair with the star to turn Arth into a self-aware story about a failing marriage.

Previously, explaining his life’s reference in Arth, Bhatt had told the publication, “Around the time my films flopped, my relationship with Kiran (his first wife) moved from bad to worse. We had fallen out of love and I had begun seeing Parveen Babi. I was married to Kiran, had a child, and was responsible for both of them. Still, my physical self was drawn to another woman. The scene was scary – I got into LSD and Parveen went through a series of nervous breakdowns. I went through trauma and a hell of my own making for two and a half years – this is reflected in Arth.”

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