Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is being lined up to play courtesan-turned theatre actor Binodini Dasi in her biopic.
According to Times of India, Bachchan is in talks with Pradeep Sarkar for the film. It is said that the role was initially being offered to Vidya Balan but now Bachchan seems favourite to bag it.
A source told Mid-Day, “The movie will be based on chapters from Binodini’s autobiography, Amar Katha. Producer Vasant Thakkar has procured the rights to the book. The story will begin in Binodini’s old age, well after she has retired from theatre, as she looks back on her life and reflects on the men who exploited her. Aishwarya loved the narration and character graph. She has given a verbal nod, but will sign on the dotted line only after reading the final script.”
Bachchan was previously seen as a courtesan in ‘Umrao Jaan’ (2006).