Social media has always been an integral part of the world since the day it started connecting everyone through internet. It has flourished people who had never expected to get an exposure in such an amazing way. Like the ‘bachpan ka pyaar’ kid or the ‘modern chai wala’ from Kashmir. For just waving RCB flag, Deepika Ghose caught all attention and gained thousands of followers on Instagram and became an influencer, till date she is known as the RCB girl.
Keeping in mind the power of social media, we are here to talk about Ranu Mondal, a poor lady from West Bengal’s Ranaghat. She used to live in the station and making a living out of that. The life of this lady changed when a video went viral, where she was singing the iconic Lata Mangeshkar song ‘Ek Pyar Nagma Hai’ at the railway station. Soon with the support of singer and music Composer Himesh Reshamiya, Ranu started singing songs for him and one of the songs called, “Teri Meri Kahani” was released in his film titled, ‘Happy Hardy And Heer’ in 2020. After this the new singer in Btown was invited in many singing reality shows and she gained both fame and trolls. Though this fame was short lived, soon everyone forgot about the singer and the rest is history. Now the life story of Ranu is being created to hit the big screens. Being directed by Hrishikesh Mondal, the biopic is titled as ‘Miss Ranu Maria’ starring actress Eshika Dey.
Eshika being a good actress has appeared on screen before in many bengali and hindi films. She was even a part of Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Lal Kaptan’
As stated by Times of India, Eshika said, “I wasn’t their first choice. It was Sudipta di (Chakraborty) who was supposed to be in the biopic, it was published everywhere in 2019, I guess. Maybe due to some problem with her schedule dates, Sudipta has stepped down. The film plan has been through a lot. It was initially planned in 2019 then 2020 happened and the lockdown was there. Now it’s being made in Hindi instead of Bengali. This time they approached me and I really had no idea. It was Shomin Ghosh who approached me and that’s it!”
Further the actress added, saying she is very excited about the film but she is afraid she’ll have to reduce 10kgs within 2 months for the film. The actress said, “I’m going on a strict diet for 2 months, starting tomorrow with my dietician. Actually, this is the only thing about the film that I’m scared about. I love food and going by my social media posts, you will understand how much I love cooking and eating. Apart from food, there’s also going to be a whole change in my lifestyle with lots of exercise and meditation. It’s going to be a challenge with my personal life, as I stay alone in Mumbai; I don’t even have a maid or boyfriend.”
The film will start its shooting in November and is expected to release in theaters somewhere around March-April 2022. Let’s see how well the biopic would do. Would it face trolls or would it get the love it deserves after all the efforts the crew would make for the success of this film.