Argentinean filmmaker to approach Amitabh Bachchan to play Tagore

MUMBAI: Argentinean filmmaker Pablo Cesar, currently attending the 42nd International Film festival of India (IFFI) in Goa for the screening of his film Shores, hopes that Amitabh Bachchan would agree to play Rabindranath Tagore in a film.

Wanting Bachchan to play the artistic genius in his next film that would be titled Thinking Of Him, Cesar said, "We have got financial backing from an Argentinean and we plan to approach the veteran actor to essay the role."

A part of the film would touch the association of Tagore with Victoria Ocampo, a well-known Argentinean writer. It is believed that Tagore‘s stint in Argentina revolved mostly around a personal encounter with Ocampo that reflected in his creative work and in the work of Ocampo herself. Apparently, the famous Tagore song, Ogo bideshini… was written keeping her in mind.

The film would be in the Bengali dialect and will be shot in Kolkata, Shantiniketan and Sunderban. Tagore‘s interactions with Victoria Ocampo would be in Spanish, it is understood.

Though the film‘s script is ready, the project would be delayed and won‘t release in time for Tagore‘s 150th birth centenary this year, as the Argentinean had planned.

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