According to our Amritsar based sources, Yash Chopra is
contemplating the next edition/continuation of his superhit
Veer-Zaara. He wants all the details about a Pakistani
girl Mumtaz, now in Amritsar.
The real life story of Mumtaz goes something like this. Mumtaz
from Karachi, Pakistan, married a Bangladeshi citizen Ibrahim and
they had two girls Amna and Ayesha. But Ibrahim left them stranded
in Bangladesh and went away to Dubai and remarried. Wanting to go
back to Pakistan, Mumtaz landed (without passport and visa) in
India and ended up in Amritsar jail. Presently she is living in an
Amritsar slum and has appealed to Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh for help.
Mumtaz's lawyer S.K. Gupta says that Gurinder Bhakna (of Yash
Raj camp) contacted him three days back and wanted all the media
clippings/coverage and legal documents about Mumtaz's ordeal and
said that Mr. Yash Chopra will be shortly in Jalandhar (Punjab) and
is interested in a film based on Mumtaz's life, featuring Shah Rukh
Khan, Preity Zinta and Amitabh Bachchan (as a lawyer fighting
Mumtaz's case). He added that Mr. Chopra is interested in meeting
We must add that we have had absolutely no confirmation of this
from the Yash Raj camp. Waiting for them to confirm.