It was recently announced that actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to star in Pradeep Sarkar‘s next titled, Noti Binodini. The biopic on courtesan-turned-theatre actor Binodini Dasi is likely to go on floors in March 2021. According to a report by MidDay, the director revealed that the writing is in progress and now he is waiting for the ongoing pandemic to simmer down so that he can kickstart the groundwork.
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.
Pradeep Sarkar also revealed that he has developed a psychological thriller and dark comedy as well. Speaking about this he said —
These two scripts are ready and bound, but I am unable to give proper narrations to actors over Zoom calls. So, we are waiting for things to open up. Before Binodini, we may [focus] on one of them.
On the professional front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in 2018’s Fanney Khan. The actress will be seen next in Mani Ratnam‘s ‘Ponniyin Selvan’.