Vidya Balan may reunite with Parineeta director Pradeep Sarkar for upcoming film on Noti Binodini

Fourteen years after Parineeta, director Pradeep Sarkar and Vidya Balan may reunite for a film based on Noti Binodini's autobiography, Amar Katha

FP Staff January 19, 2019 12:18:02 IST
Vidya Balan may reunite with Parineeta director Pradeep Sarkar for upcoming film on Noti Binodini

Pradeep Sarkar, the director who launched Vidya Balan in the musical-drama Parineeta in 2005, may reunite with the actress about 14 years later for a film on Binodini Dasi, the courtesan-turned-thespian and actor.

Vidya Balan may reunite with Parineeta director Pradeep Sarkar for upcoming film on Noti Binodini

Vidya Balan (left) made her Bollywood debut with Pradeep Sarkar's Parineeta. Images from Facebook

According to Mid-Day, Pradeep Sarkar is planning to bring to celluloid the life of the Kolkata based thespian Binodini Dasi, popularly known as Noti Binodini, A source told the publication that the film would be adapted from chapters of Binodini's autobiography, Amar Kotha (My Story), where she recounted her experiences of love, hurt and betrayal by the men in her life.

Noti Binodini, who started her career as a courtesan, played her first drama role in Calcutta's National Theatre at age twelve in 1874, under the tutelage of its founder, Girish Chandra Ghosh. She went on to become one of the most celebrated actresses of 19th century Bengal.

Producer Vasant Thakkar confirmed that he had acquired the rights of the book and would be producing the film. However, he said that the director is yet to be finalised. Pradeep Sarkar, on the other hand, said that he is in talks to direct the film but has not approached any actress for the project yet.

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