MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan says he wanted to make a movie on the life of eminent author and social activist Mahasweta Devi.
Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith awardee, Devi’s was an Indian social activist and writer, who was hospitalised earlier this month, died of cardiac arrest and multiple organ failure on Thursday at the age of 91.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among several leaders who paid tribute to the writer. The ‘Piku’ star, who is disheartened over the death of the author, hopes that the country achieves the kind of atmosphere she aspired for.
“She was a very important writer, she has written amazing literature. I respect her a lot. I wanted to do a film on her life,” the 49-year-old ‘Piku’ actor told reporters. “Wherever she is, may her soul rest in peace. I hope what she aspired, that atmosphere is created in the country,” he added. via