Pradeep Sarkar quashes rumours of signing Vidya Balan for Binodini Dasi biopic

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Image instagrammed by Vidya Balan

Speculations were rife of late that ace filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar, who launched Vidya Balan in Bollywood with his 2005 film Parineeta, was set to reunite with the National Film Award-winning actress once again for a biopic based on the life of Binodini Dasi, a 19th century courtesan, who went on to reign the theatre scene in Kolkata for a decade.

However, now the news has been denied by Sarkar himself. “In fact, we had discussed a film called Devi Chaudhurani long time back, not now. But nothing happened on that front. As of now, I have not really discussed a new idea with her. I haven’t come up with a subject like that,” said the director.

Sarkar went on to add that he is presently working on two-three scripts and an official announcement on his next film will be made soon. “I am working on two-three scripts and projects together. I am running really mad handling them. I will soon make an announcement on what I’m working on,” said he.

Pradeep Sarkar last helmed Helicopter Eela (2018), starring Kajol in the lead role. The film failed to live up to the expectations of the audience and turned out to be a dud at the ticket counter.