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Kangana Ranaut to play Bengali theatre star Noti Binodini in biopic- Cinema express

Kangana Ranaut to play Bengali theatre star Noti Binodini in biopic

The film will be directed by Pradeep Sarkar, who helmed Parineeta and Mardaani

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Published: 19th October 2022

Kangana Ranaut is all set to do another biopic. After Emergencyin which she plays former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, she will now be seen essaying the role of Noti Binodini, a popular theatre personality from Bengal.

The film will be directed by Pradeep Sarkar, who helmed Parineeta and Mardaani . It is written by Prakash Kapadia who previously wrote Tanhaji: The Unsung WarriorBlackPadmaavat and Bajirao Mastani.

Born Binodini Dasi in a family of sex workers, she started doing theatre at the age of 12 and is known as one of the first stars of Bengali theatre. She was popularly known as Noti Binodini. Despite having a short career span of 11 years, she is credited to have created a great example for women in theatre and even introducing modern makeup techniques.

Speaking about the development, Kangana, "I am a very big fan of Pradeep Sarkar ji and very happy for this opportunity. Also this will be my first collaboration with Prakash Kapadia ji and I am completely thrilled to be part of this remarkable journey with some of the greatest artist of this country."

Binodini played many roles including those of Pramila, Sita, Draupadi, Radha, Ayesha, Kaikeyi, Motibibi, and Kapalkundala, among others. She was also one of the first South Asian theatre actors to have written her autobiography.

Filmmaker Ram Kamal Mujherjee is also making a film on Binodini. Titled Binodiini Ekti Natir Upakhyan, the film will feature Rukmini Moitra in the titular role.

Kangana is currently working on her directorial, Emergency, which also features her in the lead role. Apart from these, Kangana also has Tejas in the pipeline, in which she will play the role of an air force pilot.

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