Kolkata: Bollywood star Hero No 1 Govinda will be seen playing a high-ranking police officer in director Deepak Sanyalâ€™s Bengali film Samadhi which is now being shot in Purulia in West Bengal. The film has a rural background where Govinda plays a cop. The film produced by Pintu Mondol shot outside Kolkata in places like Asansol, Puri, Visakhapatnam , Purulia, Film City, Mumbai and even abroad. â€˜Samadhiâ€™, is about a cop (Govinda) and a love-lorn girl (Gracy).
Sayali plays Govindaâ€™s wife. The film will be a bilingual (Hindi-Bengali). Besides Govinda, the film also stars Gracy Singh and Ferdaus. Renowned music director Bappi Lahiri has composed the music of the film. The film has six songs which have been written by Goutam Sushmit. There is even a lorie in the film which has been sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy. Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Alka Yagnik and Sadhana Sargam have sung for the film and Govinda will dance to a track, which has been sung by Bappi Lahiri.
Govinda who is now in Purulia for the shooting of â€˜Samadhiâ€™ said, Iâ€™ve a cordial relationship with the producer of the film Pintu and when he narrated the role, I liked it, the actor also said, he would like to produce a Bengali film. I would love to produce a Bengali film if someone joins hands with me. Iâ€™m not in touch with the industry so if someone helps me, I would like to invest in it, said the actor who will soon be seen in a negative role in Aditya Chopraâ€™s Kill Dil.
Meanwhile, Gracy who came into the limelight with Lagaan and later went onto do films such as Gangajaal and Munnabhai M.B.B.S, is elated to play a pivotal role in her debut Bengali film. I like the language a lot. Iâ€™ve done films in almost every language and hence I wanted to do a film in Bengali, says Gracy. Her character in Samadhi resembles Meera Bai. According to the producer, they are planning to release the film simultaneously in Bangladesh. We are planning a national release and we are also in talks with distributors in Bangladesh to release the film there, says Mandal.
Well known music director Bappi Lahiri said, I expect the film and the music of the film to do very well since it is a Bengali film, but mostly with Bollywood actors and actresses after a long time.