92.7 BIG FM, the nation’s leading radio network announced a week long plan to celebrate the 88th birth anniversary of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar. Pradip Rozario, Dipen Mitra, Chinmoy Roy, Soumitra Chattejee, Bhaswar Chatterjee, Dr. Shashi Panja and Sumit Raina announced the week long plans at a press meet organized at KK’s Fusion.
Mahanayak Uttam Kumar’s Birth Anniversary Special Celebrations
The on air celebrations will kick off with his co-stars like Biswajit, Soumitra, Chinmoy Roy narrating unknown tales about the matchless Mahanayak in the breakfast show. The mid morning show RJs will dish out recipes of the legendary actor’s favorite food items followed by current generation actresses like Koel, Mimi expressing their adoration for the incredible actor and their dream role opposite him in the afternoon show.
Speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana at the press conference, Soumitra Chatterjee said “We were good friends and it will be a lie to say that we did not compete with each other. However that was on a professional level. Otherwise we shared a great friendship. To think of the popularity which he enjoys after so many years of his death is amazing”.
Chinmoy Roy spoke about his experiences about how Uttam Kumar helped him to make a mark in a scene in a film opposite him. Dr. Shashi Panja however highlighted on the fact that the films of the actor had a great impact on her and her friends during their college days at RG Kar Hospital. Many of her male friends tried to imitate the smoke rings that the actor left after smoking a cigarette in the film Nayok.
An exclusive movie screening of the legendary actor will be held for BIG FM listeners at Mitra Cinema on 4th September. The food festival at KK’s fusion will have a blend of the actor’s favorite food items mixed with the name of his films like Casual chicken er Harano Sur and Nayok Bhetkir Jhal.
The celebrations will continue till the 4th of September.
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