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Last Updated 27.02.2020 | 9:55 PM IST



Vidya Balan to essay the role of scandalous author Kamala Das in her next

Vidya Balan, after winning the National award among other awards for her performance in The Dirty Picture, is getting ready for yet another biopic as she prepares to essay the role of the controversial author, Kamala Das in a bilingual film (Malayalam and Hindi).

Kamala Das was known for her open and honest treatment of female sexuality that was free from any sense of guilt. The author during her lifetime came under major scrutiny for openly talking about sexuality, as well as her religious conversion. Born to the managing editior of the leading daily Mathrubhumi and a poetess, Kamala's brush with literary works started at a young age. Whilst she got married at the age of 15, her encouraging husband Madhava Das also proved to be one of her strongest supporter of her works. The film traces her entire journey that can be divided into three phases - her teen years including her marriage, her autobiography 'Ente Katha' (My Story) and her last few years in which she converted her religion and spent her life as the Islamic woman, Kamala Surayya.

It was the director of the film, Kamal who approached Vidya for the role. Interestingly, the same filmmaker had planned to launch Vidya in the Malayalam film industry with the film Chakram in the year 2003 alongside Mohanlal but it had to be shelved after a week of shooting. Now she will once again be collaborating with Kamal for this bi-lingual film on Kamala Das.

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