Vidya Balan will play a forest officer in her next film that is based on the controversial killing of a tigress named Avni in Maharashtra in 2018, says an entertainment portal report.
The reports also said that Vidya will start shooting for the film after completing the Shakuntala Devi biopic. Vidya will reportedly play a forest officer.
An entertainment portal was quoted as saying, “They wanted a strong actress who can shoulder the film completely. They also needed someone who’s a great performer. The makers have worked with Vidya on the Shakuntala Devi biopic and it was then that they offered her this film too. It’s a concept that appealed to Vidya and she has never done something like this before. She will be playing a forest officer in the movie.”
The source added, the film will be produced by Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment. “They will present a factual but dramatized version of the event that got the nation divided in opinion,” the source said.
For those unaware, in November 2018, an alleged man-eater Avni was killed leading to the huge outcry. Reportedly, rules were broken and set guidelines violated in the killing of the tigress, who roamed in the Pandharkwada forest in the Yavatmal region of the state.