After working in Hindi, Bengali and South cinema, Vidya Balan is all set to enter the Marathi industry. The actress was last seen in ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ and will now play the role of renowned Bollywood actress Geeta Bali in the upcoming Marathi movie ‘Ek Albela’.
It is a biopic on late actor-director Bhagwan Dada. The movie will be directed by Shekhar Sartandel. ‘Ek Albela’ traces Bhagwan Dada’s life from the age of 28 and the difficulties he faced while making his evergreen musical ‘Albela’, that featured Geeta Bali as the female lead.
Presented by Manglmurti Films, the biopic produced by Dr. Monish Babre and Kimaya Motion Pictures Production and directed by Shekhar Sartandel said that, “I wanted someone with a very Indian face to play Geetaji and Vidya suits the part perfectly.” However, Vidya won’t be speaking in Marathi in the movie as Geeta Bali was a Hindi star. There is also a buzz that Vidya will do a cameo in the movie. Well, Vidya is also quite excited to play this role, even if it is just a special appearance. To know more spicy gossips, tune into our channel.
Makeup artist Vidyadhar Bhatte and costume designer Subarna Ray Chaudhuri reveal what it took for the powerhouse performer to slip into her character.
“I took six-seven wigs along and tried out 10 hairstyles before zeroing down on a middle parting that enhanced the likeness between the two,” says Vidyadhar, adding that the National Award winning actress has been wanting to do a Marathi film for a long time. “She was in Cochin when I called her. She heard the script upon her return and immediately agreed to be a part of the film.”
Ever since the first look of ‘Ekk Albela’ has been launched, people couldn’t stop raving about Vidya Balan’s striking resemblance to Geeta Bali.