After recreating "Shola Jo Bhadke" and "Bholi Surat Dil Ke Khote" for Ek Albela, the Bhagwan Dada biopic that marks Vidya Balan's Marathi debut, the actress will be seen in a third song, "Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale", from the 1951 musical comedy, Albela.
"We've used the antara from the original for a sequence that shows how actresses then would rehearse before the final shot, how they interacted with technicians," says director Shekhar Sartandel. "It was Vidya's first shot for the film and one of our favourite songs. We were going to use only a few lines but decided to go with the antara eventually."
Vidya who plays Geeta Bali admits that since it's not a fullfledged role, she didn't get an opportunity to explore the actress's personality but had to get her mannerisms right. "The way she used her hands was fascinating. Even for the dance sequences, it wasn't so much about the steps as expressions," she explains.