Sitara Devi Biopic: A Film On Life Of Legendary Kathak Dancer Announced On Her 101st Birth Anniversary

Sitara Devi passed away on November 25, 2014, at a Mumbai hospital, following a prolonged illness.

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Sitara Devi Biopic: A Film On Life Of Legendary Kathak Dancer Announced On Her 101st Birth Anniversary
Today (November 8) is actress, singer and dancer Sitara Devi's 101st birth anniversary. A biopic on legendary Kathak danseuse was announced on Monday and the film is reported to be produced by Raj C Anand of Raj Anand Movies. 

More details regarding the biopic will be announced in the coming months. The pre-production work is currently underway.

The talented artist’s son and celebrated musician Ranjit Barot will guide the project by sharing deep insights into his mother's life. Barot told PTI that he is "excited" that a movie is to be made on his mother's life.

"When Raj Anand came to me with the idea of making a film on her, I realised it is coming from a very genuine space of enthusiasm and admiration towards my mother who was an iconic artist. We intend to bring to the screen the untold story of her life through this endeavour," the renowned drummer said in a statement.


A recent report also mentioned that Sitara Devi’s son is helping with the research for bringing the fascinating story of a woman who "redefined feminism and womanhood by living life on her own terms".

Meanwhile, producer Raj C Anand said that they believe, her story will make a compelling watch and promised that they would ensure that the film turns out to be as fascinating as her real life used to be.

Currently, the film is in the pre-production stage and the cast and the director will be announced soon, reported PTI.

Sitara Devi was described as the "Empress of dance" and a pioneering force in bringing this classical dance genre to Bollywood. She was the recipient of several awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman, among others.


Born in 1920 in the city then known as Calcutta, Sitara Devi drew inspiration from the themes, poetry and choreography collected by her father. She also got inspired from the environment around her - be it a town or a village.

She was honoured with the Legends of India Lifetime Achievement Award 2011 for her contribution to the classical dance genre for over six decades.

Sitara Devi died on November 25, 2014, at a Mumbai hospital, following a prolonged illness.

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