Interview: Director Abhijit Guha on New Bengali Movie Jodi Love Dile Na Praane, Abir as an Actor, Bengali Classics and More

Director Abhijit Guha

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Director Abhijit Guha

Abhijit Guha an eminent director in his own right was present at a shawl exhibition inauguration at the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India LTD along with his counterpart Sudeshna Roy to promote the state handicraft. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent Priyanka Dutta caught up with the talented Director Abhijit Guha and had an informative discussion on fashion and films with him.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaOn the work front, what are the projects lined up?

Abhijit Guha– Jodi Love Dile Na Praane is ready for release on the 28th of February. Apart from this Biye not out released on the 21st of this month. Biye Not Out is a modern take on marriage. This shows the reality of marriage in recent times. We also have Cross Connection 2 coming up. Due to lack of availability of dates of Payel Sarkar and Abir Chatterjee, we have taken Tanushree and Sayan Munshi in Cross Connection 2 and with this Sayan is making a comeback in Bengali films after quite some time. Hercules is another film which is close to our heart. The story of Hercules revolves around a marginal individual who lives in his own world of fantasy. His kitchen is his mother and the broken chair is his father. No one exists in reality however. This is an ambitious project, not only because the film will be shot in foreign locales but because the film will focuses on the life of this marginal character. Parambrata, Saswata and Paoli will be seen in this film.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaAbir, before making his foray into films was acting in serials. What will you say about his growth as an actor?

Abhijit Guha– I am personally delighted and glad that he is making his mark as an actor. I have always known that he had the capability of doing a good job in this field. In the Bengali film industry talent has always been appreciated. Good looks do not make you a good actor. This ideology got lost few years back. But this has been revived yet again. And actors like Abir and Saswata are making a mark.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou had worked with Tanushree for the first time in Cross Connection 2. She also has a television background. How was the experience of working with her?

Abhijit Guha– I knew Tanushree was a model and had done serials on television. But after working with her, I understood that she has the potential and she will go a long way. She is also working with Anirudhha Roy Chowdhury in Bunohansh. She will go a long way.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou have always looked for new talents and honed them. What do you keep in mind while making the selection?

Abhijit Guha– Having the basic sense of acting is very important. For instance Abir’s first two films are examples of his caliber as an actor. Abir as well as his parents also feel that he has done a great job in them. They even feel the acting he did in those two films were better than the acting at present in many of his hit films. It is not that he was acting bad before and suddenly changed overnight. It is a laborious process and Abir is getting his due after much perseverance.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaThere is a recent trend in the Bengali film industry to make films on classics and novels. Do you have any such plans?

Abhijit Guha– Yes both Sudeshna and I have done such films earlier for television. Our soon to be released film Jodi Love Dile Na Praane is based on Sukanto Gangopadhyay’s novel Obujh Meye. We want to make a film on a story written by Tagore. We will be trying to mix history with fiction. Not many films have been made in this genreso we want to give it a try. Srijit’s Jatishwar is one fine example of this genre. This genre is less practiced here and we want to delve deep into this.

We wish the director duo Abhijit Guha and Sudeshna Roy all the best for their New Bengali Movie Jodi Love Dile Na Praane.

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Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.






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