A Hindi biopic based on Kerala-born social activist Daya Bai will hit the big screen in April 2020.

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Directed by Sree Varun, the film features Bengali actor Bidita Bag in the role of Daya Bai.

Biopic on social activist Daya Bai to release in April
Daya Bai: A Biopic On The Social Activist To Release In April 2020

The biopic will portray how Mercy Mathew, a Malayalee, transformed herself into Daya Bai and worked towards the betterment of tribal people of Madhya Pradesh.

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On Tuesday, the makers also unveiled the official poster of the film in which the lead actress can be seen lighting a diya.

Talking about the project, Sree Varun had said: “Daya Bai has always influenced me. I always wanted to make a movie on her. When we met at Wayanad, she wasn’t convinced in the beginning. But, then she put forth a condition, that the movie should portray her life truthfully. So, our movie has no fictional element but has portrayed her life as it happened”.

“Her life is a struggle and many a time she was subjected to cruel treatment, like the time she was attacked by the police when she went to talk to them. It is a realistic movie in every aspect. We haven’t tried to push in any commercial elements.”

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