Kahaani prequel in works
Vidya Balan’s pathbreaking films include The Dirty Picture and Kahaani. While the Kahaani sequel, co-starring Arjun Rampal, did not manage to rake in the moolah for the producers, director Sujoy Ghosh wants to create a prequel to the film.
The film will trace the journey of Vidya Venkatesan Bagchi and how she came up with the idea of taking revenge in Kahaani.
“The new version is being planned as a Kill Bill kind of an idea. Vidya Balan has just completed the shoot of her film Shakuntala Devi: The Human-Computer, and is expected to work on her next film depending on which of the scripts that she is perusing works out the best and the quickest. Sujoy has an idea for the prequel, but he will not be directing this one. His daughter Diya Ghosh, who has assisted him on Badla and also made an English short earlier in 2018 called Neighbourhood Ties, is expected to help the venture,” a source reveals.
Meanwhile, the buzz in the market is that Sujoy and Diya are speaking to Abhishek Bachchan to be cast opposite Vidya in the film. This will bring the actors together again after Paa, where the duo played parents to Amitabh Bachchan’s progeria-afflicted character.