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Amala Paul may play Parveen Babi in Mahesh Bhatt’s web-series


At a recent media interaction, Amala confirmed signing a project in Hindi that is being produced by Bhatt's banner Vishesh Films.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actress Amala Paul, who is all set to make her Hindi cinema debut in a web-series, is expected to play yesteryear star Parveen Babi in a show to be directed by Mahesh Bhatt.

At a recent media interaction, Amala confirmed that she had signed a project in Hindi that is being produced by Bhatt's banner Vishesh Films.

“I have signed a project in 'Bollywood'. I could proudly say it’s going to be my most ambitious work yet. I start shoot soon,” Amala said.

Even though she is yet to reveal more details about the project, reliable sources have confirmed that Amala will be seen as Parveen Babi in the show.

Amala was last seen on the big screen in the Tamil film Aadai (2019), in which she played a young woman who wakes up naked in an abandoned building; She is currently awaiting the release of the Tamil forest-based thriller Adho Andha Paravai Pola (2020).

Amala was recently signed up to play the lead in one of the segments of the Telugu version of Lust Stories (2018). The anthology marks Netflix’s foray into the Telugu market.

Lust Stories was released as a Netflix Original and featured Kiara Advani, Radhika Apte and Manisha Koirala. The anthology film, featuring four short film segments centred on the theme of lust, was directed by Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee.

BV Nandini Reddy, who recently directed the Samantha Akkineni-starrer Oh! Baby (2019), has been roped in to direct the segment featuring Amala Paul. The other three segments are being directed by Sankalp Reddy, Sandeep Reddy Vanga and Tharun Bhascker. Sandeep Reddy Vanga dropped out of the project midway and his portion is said to have been completed by another director.