Enable Javscript for better performance
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play Binodini Dasi in Pradeep Sarkar’s next?- Cinema express

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play Binodini Dasi in Pradeep Sarkar’s next?

The film’s screenplay is being developed by scholar Shibashish Bandhopadhay 

   |   
Published: 22nd January 2020
Aishwarya Rai

Director Pradeep Sarkar is prepping a biopic on courtesan-turned-theatre actor Binodini Dasi, popularly known as Notee Binodini. As per reports, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has agreed to star in the project. The film’s screenplay is being developed by scholar Shibashish Bandhopadhay. 

Binodini Dasi was born into prostitution in 19th century Bengal. She performed her first theatre role at the age of 12 at Calcutta’s National Theatre. She rose to fame under the mentorship of Girish Chandra Ghose, a leading figure in the golden age of Bengali theatre. 

It was earlier speculated that Deepika Padukone and Vidya Balan had turned down the project. However, Pradeep has clarified that he only had Aishwarya in mind for the part. Nati Binodini, a Bengali film chronicling the life of the theatre doyen, was made in 1994. The character was also played by Seema Biswas in a Hindi play. 

Aishwarya last appeared in Fanney Khan (2018), co-starring Anil Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao. She is a part of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming big-budget period film, Ponniyin Selvan.
 

Related Articles

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Poll
TimeTravelFilmsinTamil

Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Result
Dikkiloona
24
Indru Netru Naalai
Trending