The first film will be titled ‘Veerangana Durgawati Devi’ and it will delve into the life of the lady revolutionary who actively participated in the armed revolution against the British Raj. She was the one who accompanied Bhagat Singh on the train after he escaped in disguise after killing the British Police officer John Saunders.
Durgawati who was popularly know as Durga Bhabhi during the freedom struggle, lived in anonymity in Ghaziabad after independence. She was running a school and passed away there at the age of 92 in 1999. There have been mentions of her character in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Rang De Basanti’ in which Soha Ali Khan played her part.
Vishnu Vardhan plans to rope in a big director for the film franchise after which the casting of the film will be done.