producer Vishnu Induri to direct film about freedom fighter Durgawati Devi | Hindi movie news
The first film will be titled “Veerangana Durgawati Devi” and will delve into the life of the revolutionary woman who actively participated in the armed revolution against the British Raj. It was she who accompanied Bhagat Singh on the train after he escaped in disguise after killing British police officer John Saunders.
Durgawati, known as Durga Bhabhi during the freedom struggle, lived anonymously in Ghaziabad after independence. She ran a school and died there at the age of 92 in 1999. Her character was mentioned in “Rang De Basanti” by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in which Soha Ali Khan played her role.
Vishnu Vardhan plans to recruit a top director for the film franchise, after which the casting for the film will be finished.