RGV in talks with Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan for Disha
The film will be based on the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad in November last year
Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma recently began shooting for his new film, Disha, based on the rape and murder of a veterinarian in Hyderabad in November last year. The film will be shot simultaneously in Hindi and Telugu, and will later be dubbed into other languages. According to our well-placed source, RGV has contacted Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan to portray crucial roles in Disha.
"Amitabh has been offered a judge's role, while Vidya has been chosen to play a woman activist in the film. The duo responded positively but are yet to sign on the dotted line," says the source.
The director also approached Nana Patekar to essay the role of Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar, but the veteran actor apparently turned down the offer. "RGV has now initiated talks with Satyadev Kancharana and is awaiting his response," the source adds.
RGV has completed shooting some of the trailer footage involving a few newcomers, who are signed on to play Disha and the four lorry drivers, at Shadnagar. A few days ago, the filmmaker went to met several police officers at RGI airport police station as part of the film's research.
Veterinarian Disha was brutally raped and burnt alive on November 28. The four men who were accused in the case were later killed in an encounter with the police on December 6.