MUMBAI: Debutant producer- director Vikram Sandhu is making a biopic on the late Bollywood actress Divya Bharti, who died at the young age of 19.
Titled Dream, the film will cover the circumstances revolving around the tragic death of the 90s star.
But Sandhu refrained from saying that his film is based on the life of Divya. He only said that it has elements from her life. "I am not directly saying that I am making a film on Divya Bharti. It is about a young actress who came in the film industry, she was here for some time, created a stir, achieved fame and won everyone‘s heart. There are lots of things that happen in the life of a heroine. My film is based on a young girl who becomes star overnight and her journey in filmdom. It is not based on anyone; I have created a fictitious character."
Divya started her career in the film industry with a Telugu film - Bobbili Raja (1990). After several hit films down South, she entered Bollywood with Vishwatma (1992). This film did well at the box office and also her performance in the song Saat Samundar Paar won accolades.
The deceased actress appeared in a dozen films between 1992 and 1993, having worked in hits like Shola Aur Shabnam, Jaan Se Pyaara, Deewana and Balwaan.
Currently, Sandhu is conducting auditions for the main role.