Former beauty queen Celina Jaitly is set to return to Bollywood. After seven years with Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s Hindi film A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings.
The film is based on a mother-daughter relationship. Celina will be playing the role of the daughter. Lillette Dubey plays the role of her mother.
The film will also star debutant Azhar Khan as a male protagonist.“I am extremely happy to be a part of Ram Kamal’s film ‘Season’s Greetings’. She always considered him as a creative person. when he narrated me this story in Dubai, I had goosebumps.
“I knew that this film will be worth my time, as post marriage and motherhood I was looking for a subject that would excite me as a performer. Considering the fact that I have been associated with LGTBQIA movement since past 18 years, and Rituda (Rituparno Ghosh) being an inspiration for all of us, I feel that finally, I will be acting in a film that deals with this issue,” Celina said in a statement.
Paoli Dam was to play the daughter’s role in the film initially. But she isn’t being able to be a part of the project due to prior commitments.
“I am feeling really sad that I will not be a part of the film due to my prior commitment which is incidentally clashing with the shooting dates of this film,” Paoli said in a statement.
Produced under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainment, the film will be shot in Kolkata.
The director said: “I know Celina as a friend and have interacted with her on various occasions. She values human emotions. I was looking for someone who could relate to this script, and after the narration, I could see a teary-eyed Celina, who immediately came on board.”