Vidya Balan prepares for Kamala Das biopic

Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen portraying the life of writer Kamala Das aka Kamala Surayya onscreen in her upcoming biopic “Aami”, has started preparing for the film by reading Das’s autobiographical book “My Story”.

Vidya took to Twitter on Monday to share a photograph of herself in which she can be seen reading Das’s book.

“As I prepare to tell ‘your story’ Kamala Das,” Vidya captioned the image.

The first schedule of “Aami”, directed by veteran Malayalam filmmaker Kamal, starts rolling in Kerala on September 25. It will be over by November 5. Following a break, it will then be shot in Mumbai and Delhi.

Das, an award winning and controversial writer, passed away at the age of 75 in 2009. Her decision to convert to Islam in 1999 had raised many eyebrows.

Following her death in 2009 at Pune, her body was brought to Thiruvananthapuram and was buried at the Palayam Juma Masjid located in the heart of the city.

–IANS

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