"Mastani is someone what Madhubala and Meena Kumari did in their heydays. Deepika has never ever gone over the top. No woman has ever looked so beautiful on the Indian screen in the longest time. It's a dear character to me," Mr Bhanslai told IANS
"She is anything but Meena Kumari," said her stepson
"Before that I would be doing Sujoy Ghosh and Hansal Mehta's films," said Kangana
"From being the youngest on the set at 17, I realize I am no longer young," admitted Kangana
Be it Meena Kumari in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam or Tabu in Astitva - the Hindi film industry has witnessed a range of actresses essaying women-oriented roles powerfully. Here's a look at the top 10 such portrayals, on the occasion of International Women's Day.
From action drama to period films, Sonakshi Sinha has tried various genres and now she hopes to be part of a biopic.
Mahie Gill, who rose to fame with her performance as 'Paro' in Dev D is ready to experiment more and grab any opportunity that allows her to try something new.
After directing films like Bhatti On Chutti and Mittal Vs Mittal among others, Karan Razdan now plans to make a biopic on the legendary actress Meena Kumari. The director is thinking of Huma Quereshi playing the Tragedy Queen but hasn't approached her yet.
It is considered one of the most brilliant portrayals in Hindi cinema by any actress but not many know that Meena Kumari nearly missed out on playing the lead role of Chhoti Bahu in Guru Dutt's classic Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam.
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor would love to play legendary actress Meena Kumari in case her biopic is made because she is fascinated by real characters with some flaws.
Actor Shakti Kapoor is gaga over his daughter Shraddha Kapoor's acting talent. So much so that he has compared her "beauty" and "natural acting" to that of legendary actresses such as Meena Kumari, Waheeda Rehman and Madhubala.
A classic Guru Dutt film, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam was hailed for the seminal, stunning performance of Meena Kumari as the alcoholic Chhoti Bahu.