There were reports that after enjoying critical acclaim for his performance in The Lunchbox, Irrfan has the Bhupen Hazarika biopic in his kitty. The biopic has been titled as The Tempest in English, Kal Boishakhi in Bengali and Dhumuha in Assamese.
Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi will direct the biopic on her relationship with the legendary musician, who died on November 5, 2011. Its being produced by Pooja Bhatt.
Actor Irrfan Khan has denied reports that he is playing Bhupen Hazarika in Kalpana Lajmi’s upcoming biopic, saying the role was never offered to him. “I was never offered the role. I would love to play him onscreen. He was a great human being with a huge body of work. People like him should be remembered always. But the script should be really strong,” Irrfan said.
At last filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi has officially announced that the protagonist role will be played bytollywood superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee .”Bhupenda was a very romantic man and only Prosenjit can bring that alive. He also had a fiery aspect and I’m sure Prosenjit will portray that ably as well. As of now, I don’t know who will play my character, but preferably someone from western India,” said Lajmi to TOI