Ragini Dwivedi, who was last seen in Tamil movie Nimirndhu Nil will next be seen in a multilingual film Amma. The movie is being written and directed by Faisal Saif, who is already in the news for his on-going Hindi Tamil bilingual film on Superstar Rajinikanth titled Main Hoon Rajinikanth.
Amma will be made in five languages — Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam simultaneously.
“The director had planned this concept some time ago and while we were in conversation, he expressed that I should take up this role of Amma and that nobody will be able to carry out the character other than me. Initially, I was surprised to know that I was on his mind for this particular role. But when I heard the script, I was just blown away. I realised that this will create a rage when it comes out, so I accepted it,” says Ragini, who is currently working on five Kannada films.
“Amma is an extremely sensitive story, but the film is extremely strong, which will be fascinating for people to watch,” says Ragini. She adds, “Faisal is a friend and has been a well known director and journalist up North. After much discussion, we decided that we have to do this film together. I am glad that there is so much hype about the film even before it is launched,” she says.
Connections are being made between Jayalalithaa and Amma. “Right now I can’t tell you about the character and wouldn’t want to comment on the fact that people are comparing the film (title) to Jayalalithaa. Probably, when we start shooting and when the posters are out, people will know exactly what we are trying to talk about in the film. Of course, Jayalalithaa is also a strong woman and I think of her as a complete person. But there are a lot of surprise elements in terms of the title Amma itself. Whether this film is about Jayalalithaa will only be revealed at the muhurath of Amma,”says Ragini.
However, she agrees that a film on Jayalalithaa is an interesting thought. “Jayalalithaa is a dynamic person and somebody doing a film on her will be interesting. It will be an answer to all those people who are suspecting this film,” she says.
Ragini adds, “I love challenges. And am always game for something different. My faith in the fans is strong and I am doing this film based on the strength of my fan base. Amma is a gift from me to my fans,” she says.
She is confident that Faisal and she will do justice to the script. “He is sure about what he wants to do. He is completely involved and I have full faith in him,”she says. Ragini will be seen playing her own age in the film. “It is not an art film but a commercial flick with a strong message. This film will be refreshing for me, the director and the audiences,” she says.
The makers plan to begin the film sometime in July.