Popular Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhury will star in Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film Indu Sarkar. Chowdhury is a popular name in the Bengali film industry and has bagged an important role in Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar, a press release issued in Mumbai said.
The 40-year-old Bengali filmstar has worked in Hindi films earlier too.
The actor, who has been a part of films like Chokher Bali (he was opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), Te3n, Sujoy Ghosh’s short film Ahalya and upcoming Kahaani 2, will play actor Kirti Kulhari’s husband in the Hindi film.
Indu Sarkar is about a stammering poetess who rebels against the system.
For the film, Bhandarkar has been doing an extensive research with his writer and has met a lot of people to get information about the 21-month Emergency imposed in the country in 1975-77.
The film has Delhi as backdrop and will be shot in the national capital, Mumbai and Pune. To be shot in 35-40 days, the movie will go on floors in the first week of December.