Archita in The Light – Swami Vivekananda
Mr. Tutu Sinha’s upcoming movie “The Light – Swami Vivekananda” is a bilingual Hindi and Bengali Movie being shot now in Kolkata will be dubbed in 18 languages. The movie features the transition of young Vivekananda to one of the greatest Preachers of present time. The movie has been shot in some parts of Odisha and Kolkata.
While most of the actors and actress are from the theater background, Mr. Sinha decided to include ollywood actress Archita to cast in the movie for the role of Moinabai.
In the film, Archita’s character does a mujra for Maharaja Ajit Singh Bahadur — a ruler of the princely state of Khetri and a disciple of Swami Vivekananda. Ajit Singh had encouraged Swamiji to speak at the Parliament of the World’s Religions at Chicago in 1893. The Maharaja had organized a recital after the birth of his son.
Archita was thrilled with her experience of shooting for this movie. She didn’t shoot in Odisha but went to the Burdwan rajbari to shoot her sequences in the naachmahal. she is a trained Odissi dancer and always wanted to do a film that would explore her talent. As said by Archita – When I watched “Umrao Jaan”, I would dream of an offer where I too would be able to do such a mujra. Unfortunately, Ollywood doesn’t make films where I would get that scope. I was inspired by Rekha to do this mujra in the film, which is targetting the international audience and film festivals.”
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