Priyanka Chopra's mother Madhu Chopra, who co-owns Purple Pebble Pictures, said: "Stories from the various Indian states are routinely turned into Hindi films. Bollywood benefits commercially in the bargain. Our core idea is to narrate these tales in the languages that they stem from"
Vidya Balan, who is currently busy promoting her film Begum Jaan, said Rituparna Sengupta is a dear friend and that she has no competition with her
Begum Jaan starring Vidya Balan is a remake of Bengali film Rajkahini, starring Rituparna Sengupta, Both films are directed by Srijit Mukherji
Vidya Balan's Begum Jaan director Srijit Mukherji has explained that the actress wasn't actually the 'first choice' for Rajkahini over Bengali star Rituparna Sengupta