MUMBAI: Actor Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen in the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in ‘Emergency’, is coming up with another biopic — that of legendary theatre artist Noti Binodini.
The film will be helmed by ace filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar, as per a statement shared by Kangana’s team. “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 artists of this country,” Kangana said.
The film is written by Prakash Kapadia of ‘Devdas’ and ‘Padmavat’ fame. Kangana is expected to start shooting for the film early next year after wrapping up ‘Emergency’.
Born in 1862, Binodini grew up under the tutelage of Girish Chandra Ghosh and appeared in her first performance at the age of 12. She became such a name in the proscenium theatre form of the European genre that European theatre lovers would call her ‘the flower of native stages’.
In a career spanning 12 years, she enacted over 80 roles, which included those of Pramila, Sita, Draupadi, Radha, Ayesha, Kaikeyi, Motibibi and Kapalkundala among others. She was one of the first South Asian actresses of the theatre to write her own autobiography. (ANI)