Vidya Balan ,the National Award-winning actress is going to be seen in the biopic titled Albela, based on Bhagwan Dada‘s life. She is set to play the role of the iconic star Geeta Bali. “It’s an honour to be playing the effervescent Geeta Bali even if it is just a special appearance, and to be recreating ‘Albela’ for a Marathi biopic on Bhagwan Dada,” Vidya said in a statement.
The biopic, on Bhagwan Dada, is about the late actor-director’s life and the difficulties he faced while making his 1951 released musical “Albela”, which featured Geeta Bali, who was a popular star then. Vidya Balan was suggested for this role by senior make-up artist Vidyadhar Bhatte, who had worked with her in the past when director Shekhar Sartandel was keen on casting someone with a truly Indian face for Geeta Bali’s role.