Kangana Ranaut will be seen essaying the role of the legendary Bengali theatre actress Binodini Dasi, professionally known as Notee Binodini, in an upcoming film to be directed by Pradeep Sarkar.
Notee Binodini was a key player in the evolution of the theatre culture in India. In her career span of more than 12 years, she enacted over 80 roles, including those of Sita, Draupadi, Radha, Ayesha, Kaikeyi, Motibibi and Kapalkundala under the mentorship of Girish Chandra Ghosh. She was one of the first South Asian theatre actresses to write her own autobiography.
Talking about the role, Ranaut said, "I'm a very big fan of Pradeep Sarkar ji and very happy for this opportunity. Also this will be my first collaboration with Prakash Kapadia ji and I am completely thrilled to be part of this remarkable journey with some of the greatest artistes of this country."
Ranaut will start shooting for Sarkar’s film early next year post her directorial Emergency, where she will be essaying the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The actress will also be seen next as an Air Force pilot in Tejas.