Rani Mukherji has been signed to play a blind girl in filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's next production, which will be set in Kolkata.
The film, to be directed by Anurag Basu (who is making his directorial debut with soon-to-release Saaya), will star Rahul Khanna opposite Rani.
The film has Rani playing a middle class girl who has come to terms with her blindness. She is a very buoyant and jovial girl. Her life changes when she meets a young doctor, played by Rahul, who transplants her cornea. The new world of color and light is at first very appealing but instead of her life changing for the better, it gets progressively nightmarish.
Bhatt plans to take in majority of the cast and crew from Bengal. Shooting for the movie will begin in mid-July. Part of the film will also be shot in Dhaka.