Bidita Bag to play Hema Malini's body double Reshma Pathan in web film The Sholay Girl

The Sholay Girl stars Bidita Bag and has been directed by Aditya Sarpordar.

FP Staff February 19, 2019 15:30:08 IST
Bidita Bag to play Hema Malini's body double Reshma Pathan in web film The Sholay Girl

Bidita Bag will be seen as Hema Malini's body double Reshma Pathan, described as "Bollywood's first stuntwoman", in Zee5's upcoming web film The Sholay Girl. The feature has been directed by Aditya Sapordar and produced by Zee and Purple Morning Pictures.

Bidita Bag to play Hema Malinis body double Reshma Pathan in web film The Sholay Girl

Bidita Bag as Reshma Pathan in The Sholay Girl. Screenshot from YouTube

"I am doing the biopic of Reshma Pathan who did the stunts for Hema Malini in film Sholay. I am playing the role India's first stuntwoman Reshma Pathan. I was always in search of these kind of roles. I took training in martial arts in 2018," Bidita said, according to a press release.

The trailer of The Sholay Girl opens to the the sets of Sholay where Basanti's iconic tonga chase sequence is being filmed. The wheels come off and the tonga topples. It's revealed that it was not Hema but Reshma, who also severely injures herself. The clip also shows her running through a blazing fire, jumping over vehicles and crashing into glass panes.

Bidita shared that she watched the tonga scene atleast a 100 times to master the role. She also copied Reshma's look, costumes and body language.

She was last seen in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui and in Netflix's Once Again, starring Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi.

The Sholay Girl will premiere on 8 March.

Watch the teaser here.

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