Pallavi Sharda plays tamasha dancer in `Bambai Fairytale`

PTI| Last Updated: May 09, 2014, 13:45 PM IST

New Delhi: Actress Pallavi Sharda is all set to show her dancing skills in her next project `Bambai Fairytale`, a biopic on popular Maharashtrian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade.

The 26-year-old Indo-Australian actress, who has been away from the silver screen after last year`s release `Besharam`, is playing a tamasha dancer from the 1890s in the film.

"I am a trained classical dancer and have performed extensively all over the world in many dance forms. The dance in `Bambai Fairytale` is one of the folk traditions of Maharashtra and used to be a major part of the society`s culture in 1890.

"It was difficult to find out the mannerism of the female dancers and the kind of audience during that era. I have tried to keep it as earthy and real as possible," Pallavi said.

Directed by debut filmmaker Vibhu Puri, the film narrates the journey of the legendary scientist who constructed and flew India`s first unmanned airplane in 1895.

`Vicky Donor` star Ayushmann Khurrana is playing Bapuji Talpade in the period film. "To recreate the era of 1890s in the film was a challenge. Vibhu did a lot of research work for it. There was no research material, no documented evidence on his life. So, Vibhu insisted that we should keep it real," she said.

The film is being shot in Gondol, a little town in Gujarat where art directors have built a Mumbai that existed when Bapuji Talpade dreamt of first airplane much before the Wright brothers` Wright Flyer.