Vidya Balan who is one of the most versatile stars in B-town is all set to star in a film which is reportedly based on Maharashtra's man eater tigress Avni. According to a report in Pinkvilla, "Vikram Malhotra of Abundantia Entertainment is planning to put a project in place that will revolve around the controversial case of Avni's killing. They will present a factual but dramatised version of the event that got the nation divided in opinion." The film is expected to go on floors in the next two months. Meanwhile, the movie will be Vidya's next film after Shakuntala Devi biopic.
The source adds, "They wanted a strong actress who can shoulder the film completely. They also needed someone who's a great performer. The makers have worked with Vidya on the Shakuntala Devi biopic and it was then that they offered her this film too. It's a concept that appealed to Vidya and she has never done something like this before. She will be playing a forest officer in the movie." In November 2018, tigress Avni was shot dead on account of her being a man-eater killing 13 people in Yavatmal district's Pandharkawda area. Shakuntala Devi written and directed by Anu Menon is scheduled to release on May 8, 2020.