After featuring in regional movies of Bengali and South Indian languages, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is now all set to make her foray in Marathi movies. The ‘Parineeta’ actress has signed her maiden Marathi venture titled ‘Ek Albela’ which is being directed by Shekhar Sartandel. The movie which traces the journey of the dancing star of the 50’s and the 60’s, Bhagwan Palav better known as Bhagwan Dada, will have Vidya Balan essaying the onscreen character of actress Geeta Bali.
Vidya’s character, which will be credited as a special appearance one, will not be required to mouth her dialogues in Marathi, as Geeta Bali, was from the Hindi film industry and a non-Maharashtrian at that. Vidya’s role in the movie is a pivotal one to the proceedings as the plot of ‘Ek Albela’ will also have a mention of Bhagwan Dada’s super hit musical blockbuster movie ‘Albela’, of which Geeta Bali was the female lead.
Vidya, who is excited at getting to play the yesteryear diva’s character, has started shooting for the movie. According to director Shekhar Sartandel, he will be requiring only four days from the actress to finish off with her work.