Kajol to play single mother in upcoming film Ela
Kajol to begin shooting for her next film in January 2018 tentatively titled Ela, directed by Pradeep Sarkar
The last time we saw Kajol was in 2015 film Dilwale, where she was seen alongside Shah Rukh Khan. Now the actress is all set to start shooting for Pradeep Sarkar's next, from January onwards. The film, tentatively titled Ela, is being produced by Ajay Devgn and Jayantilal.
Reports stated that a full-fledged prep is currently going on for the big day. The film is a mother-son story and the team is scheduled to shoot Kajol's introduction sequence where she gets ready to travel.
The award-winning director had the script for a while and it took some time for him to understand the underlying Gujarati emotion in the script. Once he got the context and the deep significance, he couldn't say no to the film.
Pradeep Sarkar has also roped in an acclaimed actor from Bengal, Kaushik Sen's son Riddhi Sen, for the movie. Sen, who made his first debut with a regional film titled Open Tee Bioscope, was appreciated for his performance. The actor will be playing Kajol's son in the movie.
“It has some really strong characters and there’s a good chance of people getting really close to them after watching the film. The boy will be joining us at a later stage. In fact, we won’t be shooting too long on day one and will start properly only from 25 January,” sources said.