Vidya Balan as Kamala Suraiyya?

It was only a few days back that veteran director Kamal spoke of his dream project – a biopic on the confessional poetess Kamala Suraiyya aka Madhavikutty. Whilst he thought about the movie and how he wanted to tackle each important aspect of the late literary giant’s life, he admitted that he envisioned Vidya Balan playing the role.

Vidya Balan as Kamala Suraiyya

Now, it looks like there is some headway in that area! Apparently, Kamala met Vidya during some event and spoke to her about the movie, and Vidya showed interest in essaying the lead! So maybe, for real this time, Vidya Balan maybe on her way back to Mollywood.

The gorgeous, award winning actress, who is a half Malayali by birth, was actually set to make her entry in to Malayalam cinema a decade ago in another Kamal film titled Chakram. The movie, which the film maker scripted in association with the late Lohithadas, however never made it to the big screens and vanished in to obscurity.

Vidya then, after making it big in Bollywood, made her debut here in the Prithviraj starrer period flick Urumi.

Somehow it feels like a perfect fit that Vidya should play Kamala, and that should be her real big venture in Kerala. She already, from her work in Hindi, has a fan following here, and they are sure to welcome her with open arms.

Kamal says, however, that the film will only be released in 2015, and the project with Mammootty will be his next subject of focus. Any which way though, the fans are here waiting eagerly for this epic film to take shape.

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