Urvashi Rautela, known for her appearances in Bollywood films such as “Singh Saab The Great” and “Pagalpanti,” found herself at the center of a controversy following her presence at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The former beauty queen made several red carpet appearances, but it was her claims of representing a Parveen Babi biopic that raised eyebrows and fueled skepticism.
While many Indian celebrities, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma, attended Cannes as L’Oreal ambassadors or influencers, only Sunny Leone and Priyanka Bose had films showcased at the festival. Urvashi claimed to be promoting a Parveen Babi biopic and was set to launch it with a photocall on the French Riviera. However, doubts arose as she seemed to be the sole representative of the supposed biopic team.
An Newspaper revealed that the existence of such a biopic was questionable. A source from the film industry stated, “It is very clear that she is lying, and it is bogus news. There is no such project being made.” The absence of any other team members, such as producers, writers, or directors, during the photocall launch further raised doubts about Urvashi’s claims.
Another source pointed out that no artist has the authority to announce a project without substantial progress, particularly in the case of a biopic on Parveen Babi. The source stated, “Urvashi’s claim is only to get some limelight.” It was emphasized that authentic announcements typically come from the production house or the director’s end once production work has begun.
In response to the skepticism, Urvashi Rautela took to social media and posted what appeared to be a script for the alleged Parveen Babi biopic. The script named the producer as Wasim S Khan, whose only known credit on IMDb is a 2015 film titled “Sorry Daddy.” Urvashi captioned her post, “Bollywood failed Parveen Babi, but I will make you proud.”
The controversy surrounding Urvashi Rautela’s Cannes appearances and the alleged Parveen Babi biopic has ignited debates about credibility and transparency in the industry. While the veracity of Urvashi’s claims remains in question, the incident has raised concerns about false announcements and the need for more substantial evidence when introducing new projects.
As the saga unfolds, industry observers and fans await further clarification from Urvashi Rautela and the supposed team behind the Parveen Babi biopic. The controversy serves as a reminder of the importance of honesty and authenticity in an industry where credibility is vital.