Ketan Mehta, the bio-pic specialist(Sardar Patel, Mangal Pandey, Mountain Man) was planning a bio-pic on Noor Inaayat Khan , the daughter Hazrat Inaayat Khan who was Tipu Sultan’s great-grandson.
Noor was a British spy during World War 2.
Ketan Mehta was absolutely fascinated by Noor’s story. He had researched on her for four years and wanted to make the film with Katrina Kaif in the lead.But now an American film A call To Spy featuring Radhika Apte as Noor has beaten Ketan to the finishing line.
Interestingly Radhika who has worked with Ketan Mehta in the past, was Ketan’s second choice for Noor’s part.
This is the second time Ketan Mehta’s biographical thunder has been stolen from him. Quite recently Ketan’s years of research on Rani of Jhansi went to waste when Kangana Ranaut took the project to another producer and made her own version of the historical saga.