We reported last month that Bollywood actor Bhumi Pedenkar would star in the upcoming film titled Durgavati. Now, we have learnt that the Pati Patni Aur Woh actor would start shooting for the film on 14 January 2020. She has already begun the readings with director Ashok G, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror.
“The team will be shooting at real locations, including heritage buildings like Moti Mahal, Sadar Manzil and a nearby municipal school, Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, Bhopal’s Old Central Jail, Minto hall and Poha Bhata village, among others,” a source close to the development told the news daily.
Pednekar will be seen playing an IAS officer in the film. “The team is presently working on Bhumi’s look in the film, which will be larger-than-life. Meanwhile, hunt for the supporting cast,” the source added.
Durgavati is the remake of 2018 horror-thriller film Bhaagamathie which starred Anushka Shetty in the lead role, with Jayaram alongside, Unni Mukundan, Murali Sharma, and Asha Sarath in other pivotal roles. The film made Anushka Shetty the second Indian actress after Sridevi to have a $1 million grosser at the USA Box Office.
Durgavati will be presented by Akshay Kumar along with T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar. Produced by Vikram Malhotra, the film will be helmed by Tollywood and Kollywood director Ashok G who also helmed the original film.