In Pradeep Sarkar's next, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is said to play a courtesan-turned-theatre personality, Binodini Dasi, popularly known as Noti Binodini. Reportedly, upon narration, Aishwarya really enjoyed the script. However, she has not yet signed the agreement but has given a happy nod. Producer Vasant Thakkar has been acquiring the book rights for the film for a long time now and finally, the dream seems to come true.
The film will be based on chapters from the memoir of Binodini, titled Amar Katha. The plot will show the old age of Binodini. She looks back on her life and focuses on the people who have exploited her. Reportedly, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was really impressed with the story and was immediately convinced to play the role.
The director of the movie told a daily that Aishwarya was always on his mind for the biopic. He reached out to her a couple of months ago. She liked the story in the first narration itself. Before Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, it was rumoured that Deepika Padukone would be playing the lead role in the film
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Pradeep said the story is about a woman wanting to become a producer. This lady was Bengal's first person who had the idea of having her own theatre. What she has done to achieve her goal makes it more interesting. She had to face many ups and downs. “Usne Bohat saare dhokhe khaaye hai", he added. Noti Binodini was born into prostitution. She began her career as a courtesan at the age of twelve in 1874, under the mentorship of her father, Girish Chandra Ghosh. She performed her first serious theatre role in Calcutta's National Theater.
Pradeep also quoted that the movie is a tough story to crack, as there are not many materials to read on her. He said he has a person from Kolkata who is helping him with the research.
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