Actress Deepika Padukone plays the role of Kalpana Dutta in Ashutosh Gowariker`s next Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey which is based on a true event.
The period thriller is based on the book Do and Die by Manini Chatterjee.
Speaking about Kalpana Dutta, director Ashutosh Gowariker said, " Kalpana Dutta was just 17 when the Chittagong Uprising took place.
She was a voracious reader and was inspired by stories of the youngest revolutionaries. Along with her friend Pritilata Wadadar, she played different roles within the revolutionary movement, including that of a courier transporting acid from Calcutta to Chittagong.
After her arrest, the court took into consideration her age and sex and she was given a lifer. After she got released in May 1939 she married P.C. Joshi (General secretary of the Communist Party of India). The author Manini Chatterji is her daughter-in-law.
He further added, "Deepika has brought an energy and feistiness to the character of Kalpana Datta which is very endearing.
I am enamoured by her performance". Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is director Ashutosh Gowariker’s first epic period thriller and has been shot mostly in Goa along with portions in Mumbai.
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is presented by AGPPL and PVR Pictures and is jointly produced by Ajay Bijli, Sanjeev Bijli and Sunita A. Gowariker. Other credits include lyrics Javed Akhtar, music Sohail Sen, costume designer Neeta Lulla, art director Nitin Desai and director of photography Kiiran Deohans.
bdst 1215, August 04, 2010