Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Varanasi (UNI): Film actress Madhuri Dixit will play Shaguna Bai, the famous painter Raja Ravi Verma's beloved in her comeback movie Suryamukhi, to be shot in Mumbai, Goa and Varanasi. The 'dhak dhak' beauty will be in the holy city in November-December for the shooting of the film directed by six-time national award winner Shaji N Karun sources said yesterday. The film based on the life of Raja Ravi Verma will see Ajay Devgan essay the role of the famous painter, who invited the wrath of people for innovatively painting Hindu goddesses, the model for which was served by his beloved Shaguna Bai.
Although the film is based on the life of the famous painter, it is Ganga (the name of the character denoting Shaguna Bai), who will dominate the flick, sources added. For both Ajay Devgan and Madhuri Dixit will for the first time shoot in Varanasi, Mr Karun has in the past shot scenes of his Malyalam film starring Mohan Lal here. The religious city is likely to see Ajay Devgan work in two ventures simultaneously during his stay in Varanasi. Besides shooting for Shaji Karun's Suryamukhi, Devgan is also likely to be in front of the camera for Raj Kumar Santoshi's Halla Bol.