Ranu Mandal, who once sang on the railway platform, became an internet sensation overnight. People heard Ranu Mandal singing Lata Mangeshkar’s song ‘Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai’. His video went viral after which music composer and singer Himesh Reshammiya gave a chance in a song from his film. However, after that Ranu Mandal disappeared. Biopic films are trending in Bollywood these days. In such a situation, the preparation of the film on Ranu Mandal is also going on. The name of the film is ‘Miss Ranu Maria’ and it is being directed by Hrishikesh Mandal.
Who is the actress?
Actress Ishika Dey, who has worked in Bengali and Hindi films, is playing the main character of Ranu Mandal in the biopic film. Talking to Times of India, Ishika told that the shooting of the film will be done in Kolkata and Mumbai.
Ishika was not the first choice
The name of actress Sudipta Chakraborty was first revealed for this film but due to the lockdown there were problems in the schedule dates after which Ishika was taken. Ishika has appeared in the film ‘Lal Kaptaan’ and the web series ‘Sacred Games’.
Ishika further added that Himesh Reshammiya has also been approached for Ranu Mandal’s biopic. She hopes to get a positive response.
Preparing for release next year
Ishika is yet to meet Ranu Mandal. She says that ‘Due to Corona, all kinds of precautions are being taken in Mumbai at this time. I am in Mumbai while he is in Ranaghat (Kolkata). We are going to meet virtually.
Let us tell you that the shooting of the film will start from November. Makers plan to release it in March-April of 2022.