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Vidya Balan playing MS Subbulakshmi in her biopic?

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Vidya Balan playing MS Subbulakshmi
Hyderabad: Actress Vidya Balan is all set to make her grand comeback to films after her marriage with her boyfriend Siddharth Roy Kapoor, who is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures. Her next outing will be her next biggest female-centric film after the huge success of Kahaani. The Malayali actress will reportedly play legendary Indian Carnatic singer MS Subbulakshmi in this much-hyped movie.

Reports suggest that cinematographer Rajeev Menon is now working on a biopic of singer MS Subbulakshmi. This movie will reportedly be revolving around life and times of the Carnatic vocalist. It is simultaneously made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. Vidya Balan has reportedly given her consent to play her role in the film.

MS Subbulakshmi was born in Madurai and her grandmother Akkammal was a violinist. She started learning Carnatic music at an early age and trained in Carnatic music under the tutelage of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna and the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award.

The biopic of MS Subbulakshmi is touted to be a big budget production and the shooting of the film is expected to begin in June or July, 2013. However, Vidya Balan earlier played South Indian sex siren Silk Smitha and won lots of accolades from critics besides winning some Best Actress awards. Now, this is going to be another landmark project in her career.

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