Tuesday, July 12, 2005 11:44 IST
Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha would now be seen in a significant role in art house filmmaker Gautam Ghose's next Bengali film.
"Rekha has agreed to work in our next film 'Yatra' (Journey). The shooting starts in October," said the film's producer Bipin Kumar Vohra here Sunday.
"'Yatra' is the story of a person who comes to town from a village. It also stars Nana Patekar," said Vohra, an industrialist.
Gautam Ghose, who is currently in the US for the screening of his film "Impermanence" on the Dalai Lama, had cast Tabu in his previous Bengali film "Abar Aranya" (Again
in Forest), a sequel to Satyajit Ray's celebral "Aranyar Dinratri" (Days and Nights of Forest).
Of late, several top Bollywood stars are making a beeline to act in films by art house Bengali filmmakers.
Abhisekh Bachchan played a role in Rituparno Ghosh's "Antarmahal", while Bipasha Basu has agreed to do Ghosh's next.
Ghosh had earlier made "Chokher Bali" with Aishwarya Rai in the lead. The movie was very well received.
Sameera Reddy and Rahul Bose also played the central characters in Buddhadeb Dasgupta's latest film "Kalpurush-Memories in the Mist".