Director Gautam Ghose’s Next, ‘Shankhachil’ Starring Prasenjit Chatterjee and Bangladeshi Actress Kushum Sikder Announced


Gautam Ghose’s next film Shankhachil announced

After the hugely successful Moner Manush, director Gautam Ghose is back with another film to help focus on the thread between India and Bangladesh. The film announced is Shankhachil and will be jointly produced by nIdeas Creations and productions Pvt ltd and Ashirbad Chalochittra and Impress Telefilm Ltd. Present at the press conference of the film were Prasenjit Chatterjee, Kushum Sikder, Gautam Ghose, Sayantani Pututandu and Habibur Rahman Khan.


Director Gautam Ghose addressed the media and said “It always haunts me that despite having the same language, culture, why it will be called “Epar Bangla” and “Opar Bangla”? Maybe we are divided politically but emotionally and mentally we are connected. This is what I want to emphasize on and the collaborative film also showcase this issue. Like Moner Manush, Shankhachil will appeal to the audiences too”.

The film Shankhachil is about Badal and his wife Laila who live along the Indo-Bangladesh border. This family’s emotional journey is what forms the crux of the upcoming Bengali film.


Actress Kushum Sikder looked stunning in her deep black gown with golden embroidery. The actress who works predominantly in Bangladeshi films had been selected for this role of Laila. Her earlier films include National award winning Bohirer Sobdo and Lal Teep. Speaking at the occasion she said “It is a huge privilege for me to get Gautam sir and Prasenjit da in my first film in Kolkata. I am looking forward to the beginning of the shooting”.

The film also boasts of a stellar cast consisting of Arindam Sil, Priyangshu Chatterjee, Ushashi Chakrabarty, Dipankar De, Nakul Vaid and Anum Rahman Khan. The film will be shot in various parts of Kolkata like Taki and also in Bangladesh.

Shooting for this New Kolkata Bengali Film starts today, 3rd March onwards in different parts of the city.

Priyanka Dutta

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