Is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Binodini Dasi biopic pushed to 2021 due to COVID? Here’s what Pradeep Sarkar says

Updated on Sep 16, 2020 06:07 PM IST  |  2.4M
   
Is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Binodini Dasi biopic pushed to 2021 due to COVID? Here’s what Pradeep Sarkar says
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Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been spending at home with Abhishek Bachchan, Aaradhya Bachchan and others amid the ongoing pandemic. The actress is yet to resume work and earlier this year, reports of Aishwarya starring in Pradeep Sarkar's Binodini Dasi biopic came in. The popular courtesan from Kolkata also known as Noti Binodini became the topic of Sarkar's next film and Aishwarya apparently gave the filmmaker the nod as per reports that came earlier in 2020. Now, in a recent chat, the filmmaker shared his hope for a vaccine by March so that he could work on the film. 

In a chat with Mid-Day about the film reportedly starring Aishwarya, Pradeep Sarkar said that the actress had given him the nod for Noti Binodini biopic and that he is working on the script for the same. However, the filmmaker revealed that he has also started working on a dark comedy and a psychological thriller side by side. He even mentioned that he is waiting for 'crisis' (COVID 19) to abate so that he can kick off shooting. In the chat, the filmmaker mentioned that he is unable to give proper narrations to actors via Zoom calls. 

Talking about Aishwarya starrer Noti Binodini biopic, Pradeep Sarkar told the national daily, "The writing is in progress. While Aishwarya has given her nod, I have not approached other actors because I am waiting for the crisis to abate. I hope the vaccine is developed by March so that we can start shooting." He further mentioned that maybe before Aishwarya's film, he may kick off one of the other two scrips that he has penned. Noti Binodini was a popular courtesan who, at age twelve, played her first serious drama role in Calcutta's National Theatre in 1874. Reportedly, Pradeep's film starring Aishwarya will trace the life of the protagonist, her successful career as an actress along with the story related to the men in her life. 

While Aishwarya has given her nod, I have not approached other actors because I am waiting for the crisis to abate
Pradeep Sarkar

Meanwhile, Aishwarya is currently spending time at home with her daughter and family. Back in July, she along with Aaradhya, Abhishek and Amitabh Bachchan were infected with COVID 19 and were hospitalised. They have recovered fully and are back at home. On the work front, Aishwarya will also be seen in Mani Ratnam's film based on the novel Ponniyin Selvan. 

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Comments
Anonymous : She is a natural beauty. Well : she is not so young anymore? Yes! But it will happen to everyone. She used to be one of the most beautiful people on the globe, at least outside.
REPLY 0 7 months ago
Anonymous : There are millions more beautiful than her. She needs truck load of makeup to look good.
REPLY 1 6 months ago
Anonymous : This film will never materialize. Aish is done & dusted from Bollywood but she knows how to stay in news and fool people that she's relevant. Princess gowns anyone lol haha
REPLY 6 1 year ago
Anonymous : Sarabjit and Jazba were all Aishwarya Rai's stardom. Lol
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Fanney Khan is Aishwarya Rai's stardom.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : The movie was offered to Deepika first but she turned it down. It then went to Vidya Balan but she refused too.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Looks like the first thing she does in the morning is paint her plastic face with makeup.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Her face in the picture looks frozen. Too much plastic, Botox, and makeup.
REPLY 7 1 year ago
Anonymous : A beauty for ever. If she froze her eggs then I would like see her having another baby, a beautiful princess just like her.
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : You can see the princess that her most beautiful genes created.... Aaradhya lol
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Another garbage like Sarabjit, Jazbaa, Fanney Khan, Raavan. And she calls herself the Queen of Bollywood.
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Her silly fans can celebrate until her PR releases news that she's not doing the movie because the script didn't work out
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Old hag you're flop and has-been. You won't have a hit movie until Salman, Aamir, Akshay, Ajay, or Amitabh work with you. Even Shahrukh is flop now.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Aishwarya works best when other people do all the work and she takes credit. Examples are HDDCS, Devdas, Dhoom, ADHM. When she has to work herself and there is no one else she can mooch off of, she comes up with masterpieces like Aao Ab Laut Chalein, Dil Ka Rishta, Provoked, Shabd, Mistress of Spices, Sarabjit, Raavan, Jazbaa, Fanney Khan.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : A courtesan movie? Nice, finally a movie about her real background lol she's courtesan from Mangalore
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : No one is offering her movies
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Queen Aishwarya is lying again. This news is old. She spread this rumor last year and kept it floating for a few months to remain in news. Then she issues a statement that script didn't work out and she dropped out of the movie.
REPLY 6 1 year ago
Anonymous : This is a fake news like Gulab Jamun and other fake movies she said she was doing but they never materialized.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Another lie from Aishwarya to keep her fans happy that she's still relevant. In a few weeks, you'll read that she's not doing the movie because she's busy raising her daughter lol
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : How can she be in the film when she didn't even sign it? She's a liar.
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : This is a lie by Bollywood's most famous liar Aishwarya Rai.
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Queen Aishwarya is lying again. This news is old. She spread this rumor last year and kept it floating for a few months to remain in news. Then she issues a statement that script didn't work out and she dropped out of the movie.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Yay Aish Do more Movies love your versatillity and choice. Talented and brilliant actress even if Bollywood doesnt value enough. Bhansali, gowarikar and kjo should Do more Movies with you
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Bhansali isn't interested in working with her and Karan Johar was never interested in her.
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Why would they lose money by casting her flop face?
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : She had to pay Sanjay Gupta to work with her lol
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : So many years in the industry and her acting just gets worse and worse with each film.
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Her fans call her the finest actress in Indian cinema haha
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Safety of of the workers on the set is more important
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : For me Madhubala and then Aishwarya Baki sab maid servants looking .
REPLY 2 1 year ago
Anonymous : Madhubala was a natural beauty. Aishwarya is all plastic.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : The you haven't seen Meena Kumari, Mumtaz, Parveen Babi, Zeenat Aman, Karishma Kapoor, Sonali Bendre.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Aishwarya auntie is too old for the role
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : she ruined her looks with plastic surgery
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : Only good looks nothing else.
REPLY 7 1 year ago
Anonymous : Good decision
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : Can wait. Health and safety is more important.
REPLY 10 1 year ago
Anonymous : Saw Devdas , yesterday. She had no cheekbones, and had very big teeth. Her eyebrows were not that high archy either.
REPLY 10 1 year ago
Anonymous : Grow up with some kindness kid.. saying mean things is not cool..
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Yes her teeth were really bad until she was crowned Miss World. Her jaw alignment surgery and teeth implants are really famous.
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Waiting....... Can't wait
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : I really find her average Her eyes, lips,nose are average nothing special ya she is beautiful but not the most beautiful in the world not even in Bollywood there are many people billion times more beautiful than her some Bollywood actresses like Katrina kaif, madhuri,sridevi are wayyyyy more beautiful than her.(My opinion)
REPLY 9 1 year ago
Anonymous : I think Aish was lucky that she survived in BW only because of her looks...a really bad actress IMHO but i dont agree with ur opinion on her looks...Katrina& sridevi are mannequins who have changed every part of their looks thanks to their surgeons...In fact towards the end Sridevi started looking lik MJ...Katrina looks like a zombie now.
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Come on, same goes for Aish. She’s beautiful but has changed every feature of hers including eye and skin color wigs and has a frozen smile. Both she and SriDevi looked better longer but Katrina messed up her beauty early on only with too much Botox.
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : Katrina is really beautiful and way more beautiful than aish. Aish is overrated because of her eyes. Kat hasn't done anything to her face ther was an infection in her wisdom teeth.
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Katrina is the most beautiful girl in the whole world
REPLY 5 1 year ago
Anonymous : Aishwarya is nothing in front of Karishma Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
REPLY 2 1 year ago
Anonymous : Aishwarya's face without heavy glamed up makeup and wigs looks like she's sick. She's not a natural beauty. There are thousands of women who are natural beauties and they look stunning without makeup.
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Her big round face, brown eyes, flat cheeks, beak like nose are so overrated. If she takes out green contact lenses, takes off her wig, wipes the paint and white powder from her face..then she'll look average.
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : Not a good actress at all.
REPLY 8 1 year ago
Anonymous : That’s why getting movie offer at 46 years of age.
REPLY 7 1 year ago
Anonymous : These offers are lies by her PR. None of these offers materialize in movies. Kajol, Rani, Tabu are all working in 40s age.
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : Tabu is 49 and has three movies releasing next year. Kajol is 46 and has two movies releasing next year. Aishwarya is all hype, she's nothing but a cosmetics seller for Loreal.
REPLY 3 1 year ago
Anonymous : can’t wait ♥️
REPLY 7 1 year ago
Anonymous : All performing arts will probably be among the last to return. Dangerous for artists, crew, audiences, etc. Patience, prayer, care and of course Science will determine any safe/sane schedule. Millions of dollars lost, but thousands of lives saved. Wishing all the best.
REPLY 8 1 year ago