Actress of Chak De India fame , Vidya Malvade, is all set to don a role of a woman police officer in the web series “Kaali 2”. For this challenging role the actress took inspiration from Kiran Bedi, India’s first IPS woman officer.
The actress shot to fame with her 2007 film Chak de India where she played the role of skipper and goal-keeper of the Indian women’s hockey team – Vidya Sharma.
“Kaali 2” is a bilingual show created and directed by Rohan Ghose and Auritro Sen, and it features an ensemble cast including Rahul Banerjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Abhishek Banerjee, along with Paoli Dam in the title role.
The web series is set to release on May 29 on the OTT platform ZEE5.
Talking about the show, Vidya said: “I was actually wondering how they (the makers) thought of casting me because physicality-wise and even otherwise I”ve never done something like this. So I really give credit to (the director duo) Rohan (Ghose) and Auritro (Sen) for imagining me as a cop. For me, Auritro and Rohan had a vision and I had to translate it. So, as preparation, I took the character from the directors and moulded her into what I thought would be her. As a go-back, I checked on Kiran Bedi and all the videos I could find of high-ranking lady police officers.”