Aishwarya Rai has already worked with National Award-winning director Rituparno Ghosh in ‘Chokher Bali’ and ‘Raincoat’ and has been appreciated by critics for her performance in both the flicks. Once again, she will work under the direction of Ghosh, this time for the role of a bandit queen in the adapted film version of Devi Chaudhurani.
Devi Chaudhurani is a novel by Bengali writer Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in 1884 and is regarded as one of the most popular novels of its times. In order to get a grip into her character, Ash has asked for the DVDs of Suchitra Sen’s film which is about how a typical affluent housewife turns into the leader of a pack of dacoits.
Ghosh and Ash have sat together a couple of times to work on the storyline of the film and how it should be adapted in a modern context and now, as the script has been finalized and handed over to Ash, she is about to allot dates for the shooting. The film will in all probability be a Hindi-Bengali bilingual. Agencies