Biopic on Kathak artiste Sitara Devi on the anvil

Nov 9, 2021 KRR

The big-screen adaptation of the life of legendary classical danseuse Sitara Devi was announced on her 101st birth anniversary, on Monday. Producer Raj C. Anand of Raj Anand Movies will be producing the biopic.

Ranjit Barot, the celebrated musician and drummer, who is the son of Sitara Devi, has taken the onus of guiding the project's research team by helping them with deep insights into his mother's life basis which the story will be designed.

Sitara Devi. who was a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman among others, revived the Indian classical dance form of Kathak and gave it a new dimension.

The makers will soon announce the cast and director. Born on November 8, 1920, Sitara Devi was also a strong woman, who strengthened the ideology of feminism and womanhood by living life on her own terms.


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