Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is truly on the go. The beauty has achieved humongous success on International arena. She also left her mark in the world of cinema by producing some award winning films. After bagging National Award for her Marathi flick Ventilator she is now all set to bring alive the unfinished love story of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on the big screen.
PeeCee has agreed to produce a Bengali- Marathi film, called ‘Nalini’. It is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s love life. Tagore was 17 and staying with Dr. Atmaram Pandurang Turkhud at his Mumbai-home, Tagore fell in love with his 20-year-old daughter, Annapurna, who became his tutor and inspired him to write poems. On Annapurna’s insistence, he gave her the name Nalini, and immortalized her in a poem he wrote for her and set to music too.
National Award-winning director Ujjwal Chatterjee told Mumbai Mirror, “It was a platonic love story and the film will narrate it from the point of view of a young student, who visits modern-day Santiniketan and sees a picture of Annapurna captioned ‘Nalini’.”
He added, “When we met Madhu Chopra (Priyanka’s producer mother) around two years ago, they wanted to know how much of the story was factually accurate and true. I showed them my research and they agreed to produce the film. It has since materialized into a saga of unrequited love.”
Madhu Chopra adds, “Priyanka wants good stories to reach audiences. Nalini has great potential and is an entertaining subject. We’re happy to be associated with it.”