A film on Indrani Mukerjea and Sheena Bora is surely on the filmmakers mind. Interestingly, Mahesh Bhatt had penned down a script in May this year which is very close to the case and revolves around a mother and her daughter. Also, we are aware that Rakhi Sawant is gearing up to don the role of Indrani Mukerjea in her film Ek Kahani Julie Ki.
However, Bollywood is not the only place where makers are getting eager to make a film on the Sheena Bora Murder case. In fact, the Bangla film industry is ready with the script and the film will go on floor from 27 September.
Riya Sen Will Be Seen as Sheena Bora
Riya Sen not only confirmed her presence in the film but even shared her excitement about playing the role of Sheena Bora. She is more than happy to play the challenging role as it is like a dream role for her. This is what she said to the reporters, “My dad had told me if ever there were a movie about the case, I should play Sheena. So it’s like a dream and my parents are thrilled to bits.”
Rituparna Sengupta Will Be Essaying the Role of Indrani Mukerjea
Rituparna Sengupta known for her sensuous and bold roles will be seen as Indrani Mukerjea in the film. She has done several Hindi and Bengali films in the past and is known for her acting. She is a National Award winner. While, Bollywood will see Rakhi as Indrani, Bengal film industry will see Rituparna and this is exciting Riya Sen more.
The Film Will Be Directed by Agnidev Chatterjee
A famous film director in the Bengali film industry, Agnidev has given three straight hits in one calendar year – Charuulata 2011, 3 Kanya and Mrs. Sen. Incidentally, all the three films had Rituparna Sengupta in lead role. He has also directed several Bengali daily soaps including Dadamoni, “Ki Ashaye Bandhi Khela Ghar”, “Gupto Porar Shupto kotha”. “Shanai” and “Sargam”
Why Agnidev Preferred Riya Sen?
Talking to Ruman Ganguly, Agnidev Chatterjee said, “Moon Moondi was my first heroine in my debut TV serial Chowdhury Pharmaceuticals. She would tell me to cast Riya, but I didn’t have a proper role for her. When I decided to make a film on the Sheena Bora murder case, my first choice was Riya for Sheena’s role. I met her and she sounded very keen about the film. It is a challenging and complex character and I’m confident she will do a splendid job.”
The Other Star Cast Of the Film
Well, according to the news published in Calcutta Times Agnidev seem to have decided the entire cast of the film. He is considering Dhritiman Chatterjee for the character inspired by Peter Mukerjea and Rajesh Sharma for Indrani’s driver role. Shataf Figar will be essaying the role based on Indrani’s ex husband and co-conspirator Sanjeev Khanna. Sabyasachi Chakrabarty will be seen as a top cop. Regarding other supporting cast, the director has rolled in Biplab Chatterjee, Biswajit Chakraborty , Kaushik Sen, Sreela Majumdar, and Tota Roy Choudhury.
The Shooting Of the Film
The shooting of the film will start from September 27. The untitled film will be shot in three places mainly Kolkata, Guwahati and Mumbai.