Today being Valentine’s Day Love is just everywhere and from card shops to cafes to hotels and films; it is this wonderful emotion that is dominating the scene today. Jodi Love Dile Na Praane is gearing up for release this month and this film also deals essentially with the various stages of love. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent Priyanka Dutta caught up with Tollywood actor Abir Chatterjee at the music launch of his New Bengali film at Park Plaza to talk about his views on this Day of Love and also his character in the new Bengali Movie Jodi Love Dile Na Praane.
So here we have Abir Chatterjee on Valentine’s Day talking about his New Movie Jodi Love Dile Na Praane, Relationships, Love and More …
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Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What is your take on the day?
Abir Chatterjee– Frankly I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day in my life. Hence I do not have much idea on this issue. However I have no objections to celebrating Valentine’s Day. All the very best from me for those individuals who will be celebrating a day specially dedicated to love. Celebrating such a day is not a sinful act. Celebrating love must always be appreciated. There are many people who are engaged in wrong deeds. At least the people who are celebrating Valentine’s Day will be doing something good out of love.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– You had a love marriage. Despite the fact that you have never celebrated Valentine’s Day, what tips would you like to give to the love struck couples?
Abir Chatterjee– Every relationship is a big responsibility. When we are in a relationship we feel that this is the ultimate relationship. But that may not be the case. Breakups do happen. What is important is to be honest in the relationship. Honesty matters. Often breakups happen due to this lack of honesty. It is very important to argue at times. That increases the love in a relationship. However, one must see to it that the arguments do not blow up into quarrels. I have also seen people who are in a relationship and they are not at all happy. It is important to be in a relationship and also be happy. Another important thing to remember is the fact that breakups happen. But one must never think of the breakup and embitter things. That will only increase the stress in life of an individual. Already we are too much stressed. Why add more to our life….
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Can you throw some light on the character that you are playing in the film Jodi Love Dile Na Praane?
Abir Chatterjee– I play the role of Anish Chatterjee in the film. He works in a newspaper office. He is a typical family man. But on seeing him one can understand that he is holding something back. He is not expressing himself properly. The film goes in flashback mode and shows Anish twenty years ago when he was then called Sona Da. Sona da is the typical North Kolkata boy. He goes for and dances his heart out in the idol immersion processions, participates in cultural events and tries to woo girls. This is the typical North Kolkata boy who could be found in the 1990’s time period in the city. They are not seen now though. The highlight of this character is that the boy who was once so full of life has now become a reserved individual. What led to this change is what you will get to discover in the movie..
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– How did you prepare yourself for this role? Or could you relate with it?
Abir Chatterjee– I could relate with it partially and I had to prepare for the other part. Playing the role of the twenty-something lad was easy as I have passed that age. However the challenge was playing the role of the forty something man as I am yet to reach that age. I had to think of how to act and get the mannerisms correct. However I did not have much of issues with it as I was working with Sudeshna di and Abhishek da and when I work with them, no problem is ever a problem for me. They are like a family and I had even done my first film with them. I am personally a fan of Sukanta Ganguly’s novels. I have read his novels. I have done this simply to get a grasp of how the characters work or behave in his books. That helps a lot in the portrayal onscreen.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– What expectations do you have from this film?
Abir Chatterjee– This is a simple story on love. Love is an important element in every human being’s life. Jodi Love Dile Na Praane is a simple story with all the Bengali elements in them. Love has been analyzed in this film. There is a need for love always in our lives. With the increasing of age of a person the definition of love changes for the person. The film essentially deals with this very concept of love and I am hopeful that the audience will love it.
The film has four songs which have been composed by Raja Narayan Deb. Benny Dayal has even recorded a Bengali song for the movie for the first time. Haath Baralei Bondhu is a peppy track and has been sung by Zinia Deb and written by Dipangshu Acharya. Srijato has penned the lyrics of Paltabe Somoy. This song has been sung by Ishita Chakraborty and Dibyendu Mukherjee. Ek Chokh Swapno has been sung by Rupankar. There is a Atul Prasad Sen number in the film too and has been sung by newcomer Soumya Pal. The music of this film is fast, romantic and melodious.