Ranu Mondal became an overnight Internet sensation after a video of her singing one of Lata Mangeshkar’s songs at Ranaghat railway station went viral. The lady got an opportunity to sing in Himesh Reshammiya starrer Happy Hardy and Heer.
Ranu has recorded 3 songs ‘Aadat’, ‘Teri Meri Kahani’ and ‘Aashiqui Mein Teri 2.0 with Himesh Reshammiya for his upcoming film.
Well now, according to IANS report, a biopic on the internet sensation is in the making. Not only this, the makers have also approached a Bengali National-Award winning actress, Sudipta Chakraborty for the same.
Confirming the development, Sudipta told IANS: “Yes, I have been offered the film. However, I am yet to receive a script. I will decide if I want to play the character only after reading the script.”
Ranu Mondal’s biopic is on the cards
The biopic will be titled as “Platform Singer Ranu Mondal” and it will chronicle the singer’s journey from Ranaghat railway station in West Bengal to Bollywood.
Journalist-turned-independent filmmaker Hrishikesh Mondal who will direct the film said “Sudipta Chakraborty has been approached for the role, but she is yet to give her nod. I think if anyone can pull off the character with perfection, it is Sudipta di. She is a brilliant actress,”.
“People are curious to know about Ranu Mondal’s life. She became a singing sensation overnight thanks to social media, so people are very interested to know more about her. Also, the film will highlight the power of social media in the present times, which has turned roadside singer Ranu into a star.” Hrishikesh added.
Sharing his experience of meeting Ranu Mondal while researching for the script, the Nabadwip-based Hrishikesh said: “From what I have gathered after meeting and talking to her several times, she comes from an educated family, she loves music and has been singing right from her childhood. She is a simple and sweet person, and emotional by nature.”
He added: “Ranu di asked me not to show anything in the movie about her life that would hurt her. Apart from that, she has been very cooperative regarding the biopic and has helped me with a lot of information and anecdotes from her life. She is a believer in God and is a very helpful person. She has been very nice and kind to me. I have also spoken to her daughter while writing the script.”
The film is being produced by Shubhojeet Mondal and is expected to hit theatres in February next year.