Arindam Sil has recently wrapped up the shooting of Maaya Kumari starring Rituparna Sengupta and Abir Chatterjee in the lead role. The director has now announced his next film titled Mahananda which will be based on Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi. The film will see actress Gargee Roychowdhury in the tutorial role.
As reported by The Times of India, the film will be releasing during this year Durga puja. The film will be focusing not only the life of Mahasweta Devi but her works too. Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali writer and a socio-political activist. Her works includes Hajar Churashir Maa, Rudali, and Aranyer Adhikar. She had worked for the rights and empowerment of the tribal people.
The other cast includes Ishaa Saha and Gaurav Chakrabarty. The script is co-written by Subhendu Dasmunshi and Arindam Sil.
Meanwhile, Maaya Kumari is a biopic based on the life of a famous Bengali actress and it is also a tribute to Bengali cinema which has completed 100 years. Maaya kumari was a famous actress in 1940. She suddenly leaves the cinema at the peak of her career and decided to live a secluded life with her husband. Later in 2008, it was known that she had a mysterious death. As reported, the film will deal with two timelines. It will cover all the legends of the Bengali cinema from Uttam Kumar to Prosenjit Chatterjee.
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