Zarina Wahab to star in a Bengali film

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 03:37 hrs

Bollywood actress Zarina Wahab, who was last seen in Hrithik Roshan starrer "Agneepath", is all set to star in a Bengali film that will talk about the still existing brothels in northern part of the city.

The courtesans' colony at Bowbazar in central Kolkata will come alive in a double-version film on nauch girls.

"I am the malkin (owner) of such a 'kothi' and I supervise the training part of the girls in it.

"It is a different role for me and Kolkata having a rich tradition of classical music encompassing all genres, I think it would have been the right place for such a movie," she said.

The film will be directed by Nehal Dutta and the 53-year-old actress is happy to make her debut in Bengali films because she feels directors here make good cinema.

"Nehal had assisted famous director Basu Chatterjee, he had worked with Tarun Majumder and I found both very sensitive directors who weaved magic on screen.

"When he narrated the script before me, the tale of a such a girl brought to a kothi in Bowbazar and her transition into a modern day 'baiji', I sensed it was going to be a rocker which none had attempted in the last several years," she said. (MORE)

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