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Parambrata Chatterjee in a tribute to Gulzar

3 November 2015 2:43 AM, PST | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Parambrata has completed two Hindi films since Kahaani, one is Traffic the Hindi remake of the Malayalam drama-thriller directed by Rajesh Pillai. The actor has also completed homage to the cinema of Gulzar called Yaara Silly Silly. Says Parambrata, "It's directed by Subhash Sehgal who has edited Gulzar saab's films. It features me and Paoli Dam in a cute love story about two people in love who separate and meet again after many years. I liked the fact that it saluted the cinema of Gulzar Saab. It's complete." Parambrata was supposed to be in Sujoy Ghosh's next film Durga Rani Singh. Says Parambrata, "Sujoy said, 'You are on'. I was looking forward to working with him again. But the dates he wanted were committed elsewhere. I just couldn't free myself for his film." Kahaani was a turning-point in Parambrata's career, though he isn't exactly clamouring to do Hindi films, »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Vidya Balan to star in Suchitra Sen biopic

16 March 2015 5:26 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Vidya Balan, who has always expressed her wish to star in a biopic, has finally found the role of her dreams and it is of yet another yesteryear actress. The actress will be seen playing Suchitra Sen, who is known to be one of the most talented and beautiful actresses of Indian cinema. Raima and Riya Sen, granddaughters of Suchitra Sen, had previously mentioned about making a film on their grandmother and Vidya Balan, who is known for her love for Bengali culture and Kolkata, has now got an opportunity to explore it further by portraying the life of the popular Bengali actress on screen. Also, prior to this, the actress who is busy wrapping up the Emraan Hashmi starrer Hamari Adhuri Kahani, was reading about four scripts which included this biopic and one on Benazir Bhutto. Moreover, from what we hear, Vidya Balan will also be training in Kathak, »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Vidya Balan signs Suchitra Sen biopic

16 March 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | indicine | See recent indicine news »

It’s raining biopics in Bollywood. After Priyanka Chopra (Mary Kom) and Farhan Akhtar (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag), Vidya Balan is all set to play yesteryear actress Suchitra Sen.

Sources say, Vidya had two choices. The first script that was offered to her was based on the life and times of Suchitra Sen. The second was on the life of late Pakistan Prime Minister Read More »

- Indicine Team

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Richa Chadda watched 8 versions of Devdas to prepare for playing Paro

30 January 2015 7:03 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The classic Bengali novella Devdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay has been told countless times in Bollywood. Well now director Sudhir Mishra is making a new film based on the story which will be told in a unique style.

Actress Richa Chadha has told the Indian press that she watched 8 versions of Devdas as part of her preparation in playing the memorable character Paro. “Essaying a role of a timeless character like Paro is a great responsibility,” said Richa. “I had only seen the two Hindi adaptations till date but when I did my homework for Sudhir sir’s film I felt it was a great opportunity to study all the movies. I have done my best by adding newness to my character.”

The character of Paro has been played by renowned actresses like Suchitra Sen and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Richa is now the new addition to a character which many actresses dream of portraying. »

- Bodrul Chaudhury

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