Dipika Chikhlia, the actress famous for her portrayal of ‘Sita’ in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana, has bagged a major role. She will be playing Sarojini Naidu, in the freedom fighter’s biopic. The recent re-runs of the Ramayana have increased her popularity again and have opened the doors of new opportunities. The actress took to social media to share the poster of her next film.
In the poster, Dipika can be seen wearing green attire and smiling pleasantly. The tagline of the poster says, “Swatantrataki nayika kiekankahikahani” (An untold story of the heroine of the independence movement). For those who don’ know, Sarojini Naidu was a renowned poet and a key figure in the Indian Independence Movement. Surprisingly, this is the first time a major movie is being made on the freedom fighter.
Akash Nayak and Dhiraj Mishra are the directors of the film. Mishra has also written the script along with Yashomati Devi. It is still unclear whether the movie will be released digitally or in the cinema theatres.
Meanwhile, Dipika is happy that the new generation is exploring the old mythological serial and enjoying it. She said that the serial always had a legacy and an era, and now the modern audience has also become part of the magic and legacy.
The actress was recently in the news demanding royalty and Padma award for the Ramayana cast and crew. She said in an interview that if the honourable Prime Minister feels that Ramayana’s team has contributed to the field of culture and art, then he may consider giving them Padma awards.