Trinamool Congress MP Arpita Ghosh, a well known theatre personality in West Bengal, is set to make her directorial debut in a Bengali film based on the Hollywood hit, Indecent Proposal.
Impressed by the underlying message that money can’t buy everything, Ghosh, who represents Balurghat Lok Sabha constituency in South Dinajpur district, is in the process of writing the script for the drama.
The 1993 film, adapted from Jack Engelhard’s novel of the same name, was directed by Adrian Lyne. It starred Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson.
“I like this film a lot, especially the message that you can’t buy everything with money. My film is based on the structure, the outer line of Indecent Proposal, it is not a remake,” Ghosh said on Tuesday.
State Tourism Minister Bratya Basu will play Redford’s character John Gage, who proposes a deal of $1 million (Dh3.67 million) for a night with Harrelson’s wife, played by Moore.
Ghosh said Tridha Choudhury and Ritwik Chakrabarty will play the couple.
“We will start shooting in February-March next year. The movie will be in tune with what Bengali audiences want to see and while shooting it, I will definitely draw from my experiences in theatre,” she said.