After winning accolades for her Marathi film ‘Ventilator’, Priyanka Chopra has again taken up one more challenge as a producer.
Yes, after trying out several languages like Marathi, Punjabi and Bhojpuri, Priyanka will now venture into Bengali films. Now, The actress will reveal Tagore’s teenage real love story on the silver screen.
The life of the Nobel Laureate in his teenage will be seen in a Bengali- Marathi bilingual. The film revolves around a 17 year old Tagore who falls in love with the 20 year old girl. It all started when young Tagore stayed at the place of Dr Atmaram Pandurang Turkhud which was his Mumbai based home. Here, Tagore met his daughter Annapurna who had just returned from England. Being a pro in knowing English etiquette, Tagore became her student and from then on wards love blossomed! However, tragedy hit their love story. Tagore’s father denied their relationship and Annapurna married a Scot, Harold Littledale and went off to England.
However the beautiful part of the story is when Tagore named her Nalini and wrote poem on her. Talking about the film, National Award winning director Ujjwal Chatterjee told Mumbai Mirror, ” It was a platonic love story and the film will narrate it from the point of view of a young student, who visits modern-day Santiniketan and sees a picture of Annapurna captioned ‘Nalini. Casting is in progress and the film is expected to go on the floors by October.”
Ujjwal further added, “But when we met Madhu Chopra (Priyanka’s producer mother) around two years ago, they wanted to know how much of the story was factually accurate and true. I showed them my research and they agreed to produce the film. It has since materialised into a saga of unrequited love.” Priyanka’s mom, Madhu Chopra also revealed, ” Priyanka wants good stories to reach audiences. Nalini has great potential and is an entertaining subject. We’re happy to be associated with it, ” as reported in Bollywoodlife.com.
Priyanka, as a producer, has been able to put a strong foot forward with every move she has made.