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Vidya Balan’s next based on story of Maharashtra’s tigress, Avni?

Vidya Balan who is currently shooting for ‘Shakuntala Devi: The Human Computer’, is to play a Forest Officer for a new film based on the controversial killing of Maharashtra’s famous tigress, Avni.

According to Pinkvilla, a source shared, “Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment is planning to put a project in place that will revolve around the controversial case of Avni’s killing. They will present a factual but dramatised version of the event that got the nation divided in opinion.”

The source also said the makers feel Balan is right choice for the role, “They wanted a strong actress who can shoulder the film completely. They also needed someone who’s a great performer. The makers have worked with Vidya on the Shakuntala Devi biopic and it was then that they offered her this film too. It’s a concept that appealed to Vidya and she has never done something like this before. She will be playing a forest officer in the movie.”

Further adding, “The team wants to roll the film sometime in the next two months. This will be Vidya’s immediate next after the biopic on legendary mathematician and the human computer Shakuntala Devi.”

Two years have passed since Avni was killed, which happened after there were rumours to suggest Avni had become a threat to humans, killing 13 people in the district’s Pandharkawda area.

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