Actress Chitrangada Singh, who has been missing from the scene for quite some time now, is set to sizzle the silver screen once again. Last seen in Emmay Entertainment’s crime thriller Baazaar (2018) opposite Saif Ali Khan, the actress has been roped in to play the female lead in filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh’s upcoming production venture, titled Bob Biswas. The character of Bob Biswas was seen in Ghosh’s acclaimed thriller Kahaani (2012).
According to sources close to the team, Chitrangada has been signed on to star opposite Abhishek Bachchan in the movie, who will be seen in the title role of Bob Biswas. When Bachchan came onboard to headline the project, it was not known who would be his leading lady in the movie. The makers have now finalized Chitrangada Singh for the role.
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While Kahaani was helmed by Sujoy Ghosh, the spin off will be directed by his daughter Divya Annapurna Ghosh. She will be making her feature film debut with the project. She has previously assisted his father on the Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Badla which emerged as one of the most profitable films of 2019. Sujoy is co-producing the project with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment.
Now, it is to be seen whether the makers will cast Vidya Balan in the spin off. In Kahaani, Vidya played the role of Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman who reaches Kolkata in search of her missing husband. Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Parambrata Chatterjee also played important roles in the film.
Meanwhile, news also has it that Chitrangada Singh is planning to roll out a sequel to her debut production venture Soorma (2018). Starring Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles, Soorma was a moderately successful sports film based on the life of well-known hockey player Sandeep Singh. If rumours are to be believed, Soorma 2 is in the works.