Woh Lamhe has been hailed as the film which is based on Parveen Babi's life and has generated a lot of excitement.
Parveen Babi, the willowy Bollywood actor, was as much in the news for her Bohemian lifestyle as she was for her roles, which were always on the glamour track. To many, Parveen was an enigma, but above all to herself.
She enjoyed acting in films, but she was driven to other things as well. It was a tortured journey of self-discovery for the actor who briefly ventured into Rajneesh's ashram, besides exploring other avenues of self-quest.
Through it all, she had the love of a filmmaker, whom she had supported and sustained during his climb to the top. They were thought to be made for each other, but she left him as well and disappeared for a few years, before she was discovered dead in her apartment.
The film shows Sana Azim slashing her wrist in a hotel room, and a devastated filmmaker Aditya Garewal anxiously waits outside the hospital ICU, recalling the heady nights of champagne and perfume when Sana played his mentor and lover during his years of struggle.
They had both run away from the glitzy world of showbiz, Aditya turning his back on a promising career. However, their oasis of love turns into a desert when she leaves him and disappears.
What pushed her to suicide? Will Aditya, the angst ridden lover who has loved and lost, ever find out? Produced by Mukesh Bhatt and released by the popular OM Films, Woh Lamhe is directed by Mohit Suri and stars Shiney Ahuja, Kangana Ranaut and debutant Shaad Randhawa. Woh Lamhe is releasing in Chennai on Friday.