Vidya Balan is all set to play yesteryear famous actress Geeta Bali in a Marathi film titled 'Ek Albela' which is a biopic on late actor-director Bhagwan Dada. Buzz is that Vidya will have a cameo in the film.
'Ek Albela' traces Bhagwan Dada's life from the age of 28 and the difficulties he faced which making his evergreen musical 'Albela' that featured Geeta Bali as the female lead. A Mumbai Mirror report quoted director Shekhar Sartandel saying, "I wanted someone with a very Indian face to play Geetaji and Vidya suits the part perfectly."
It was senior make-up artist Vidyadhar Bhatte who suggested Vidya's name to Shekhar. When he narrated the script, she immediately agreed to be a part of the project. However she won't be seen speaking Marathi in the film as Geeta Bali was a Hindi film star.
Vidya is quite excited to play this role and quoted saying, "It's an honour to be playing the effervescent Geeta Bali even if it is just a special appearance, and to be recreating 'Albela' for a Marathi biopic on Bhagwan Dada."