Chitrangda Singh keen to play Begum Samru


Actor Chitrangda Singh, who has experimented with offbeat as well as commercial roles, says she would love to play a character like Begum Samru, the ruler of Sardhana, near Meerut, on screen.

Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia is reportedly making a film on the life of Begum Samru, and Chitrangda believes that the begum had a very interesting life. Begum Samru started her career as a nautch girl in the 18th century India. Chitrangda too hails from Meerut, but she started her career in Delhi as a model and later moved to Mumbai to become an actor.

“I am from Meerut and near Meerut, Begum Samru had her haveli. I remember seeing it as a child, my mother took me there. To be so close to a historical character like that is interesting,” Chitrangda said.

“I would love to play a character like this (Begum Samru) and i