Classical dance and music have been an integral part of India, and anything related to it is a hit among the masses. And when one talks about dance, India’s famous Kathak dancer Sitara Devi needs a special mention. The lady is in the headlines again. Why? On the 101st birth anniversary of Sitara Devi, her biopic has been announced.
His son and renowned musician Ranjit Barot will make a significant contribution to the film on his mother’s life. He too has expressed happiness about the film.
Here are the details about the film and its makers.
Producer Raj C Anand announces biopic
Filmmaker Raj C Anand has confirmed the making of the Sitara Devi biopic on her 101st birthday.
Raj C Anand said in a statement, “We are extremely happy and excited to bring the story of Sitara Devi to life on the big screen. We are sure that it will be a great pleasure to watch her story.”
“We will make sure that the film is as engaging as it used to be in real life,” he added.
Sitara Devi’s son Ranjit Barot also expressed happiness
Ranjeet Barot said, “When Raj Anand came to me with the idea of making a film on her, I realized that his enthusiasm and affection for my mother was genuine. We are extremely excited to bring the untold story of her life on screen.”
At present, a team has started its work to find out the facts related to Sitara Devi. Ranjit Barot has taken the responsibility of guiding the team.
Sitara Devi started dancing from the age of five
Kathak dancer Sitara Devi had earned fame worldwide through her choreography.
She started dancing at the age of five. At 16, she was bestowed with the title ‘Kathak Queen’ by poet Rabindranath Tagore.
Sitara also acted in films and won the hearts of people with her singing too, but she remained known for her dance. It is her success that sets her apart from others.
Sitara Devi died in 2014
Sitara Devi was born on November 8, 1920, in then Calcutta. She died in a hospital in Mumbai on November 25, 2014, after a prolonged illness.
Sitara Devi earned many awards
Sitara Devi was a great classical dancer, who left a mark with her dance all over the world. She had won many awards including Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman.
Sitara Devi’s contribution to Indian classical dance can never be forgotten.
She was awarded the ‘Legends of India Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2011 for her contribution to classical dance form for six decades.