The Sholay Girl is a 2019 Hindi-language biographical period drama film directed by Aditya Sarpotdar and produced by Shrabani Deodhar and Sai Deodhar. Written by Faizal Akhtar and Shrabani Deodhar, the film is based on India’s first stuntwoman, Reshma Pathan. Bidita Bag portrays Pathan’s role while Chandan Roy Sanyal, Prince Rodde and Aditya Lakhia appear in supporting roles.
The title refers to Sholay, in which Pathan worked as a stunt double for Hema Malini. To prepare for the role, Bag took training in martial arts. She also said that she watched the tonga scene from Sholay “atleast a 100 times to master the role.” The official trailer was released on 3 March 2019 and the film was released on 8 March, the International Women’s Day on the online streaming platform ZEE5.
Bidita Bag as Reshma Pathan
Dhrisha Kalyani as Reshma’s younger sister
Chandan Roy Sanyal as Azeem Bhaai
Prince Rodde as Young Ramesh Sippy
Vineet Raina as Shakoor
Sujata Sehgal as Reshma’s mother
Aditya Lakhia as Reshma’s father
Saharsh Shukla as Saajid
Reshma Pathan as Herself- Special appearance