Chhuti aar Picnic Director and Actor Meet the Press
In the presence of director Shomshuklla and actress Shahana Chatterjee, the press conference of the film Chhuti aar Picnic took place at the Press Club recently.
The film’s story is a modern day take on one of the famous romantic story of Rabindranath Tagore titled Shesher Kobita. “I have a deep link with Tagore. Apart from the fact that I admire him so much, I feel that my connection with Shantiniketan also had a role to play in developing such senses in my mind” said the director.
Shahana Chatterjee who plays the role of Lavanya Dutta in the film described her experience of working with director Shomshuklla as special and memorable. The actress had earlier worked with the director in the film Sandcastle for which she received nomination for the Best Actress at the London International Film Festival in 2013.
The music of the film has been composed by Ankur Mukherjee while the Director of Photography is Ritam Banerjee.
Uditvanu Das, Sohini Mukherjee Roy will be seen in pivotal roles in the soon to release Bengali film. The director expressed her gladness on finding the Bengali actors to shoot her film while sitting back in Mumbai. She even urged the audiences to watch the film. “I could have released the film anywhere in India but I chose Kolkata because it speaks about Bengali sensibilities and Bengali sentiments” added the director.
The film releases on the 30th of January at Priya Cinemas only.