Ranu biopic in the pipeline

National Award-winning Bengali actor Sudipta Chakraborty has been offered the role of Ranu Mondal in a biopic of the railway platform singer-turned Internet sensation.

Confirming the development, Sudipta said: "Yes, I have been offered the film. However, I am yet to receive a script. I will decide if I want to play the character only after reading the script."

Journalist-turned-independent filmmaker Hrishikesh Mondal is set to direct the film, titled Platform Singer Ranu Mondal, which will chronicle the singer's journey from Ranaghat railway station in West Bengal to Bollywood.

"Sudipta Chakraborty has been approached for the role, but she is yet to give her nod. I think if anyone can pull off the character with perfection, it is Sudipta di. She is a brilliant actor," she said.

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