Acclaimed Director Srijit Mukherji as Guest at The Fourth Edition of Conversations By Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee

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The Palms Restaurant played the host to the fourth edition of Conversations with Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee who engaged in a riveting heart-to-heart conversation with the critically acclaimed director Srijit Mukherji. They shared stories of their friendship and the director’s journey and cinematic vision as well his upcoming film Begum Jaan with Bollywood actress Vidya Balan.

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Speaking about the event and introducing Mukherji, Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee said, “He is one of the most sought-after filmmakers in the country today but to me he is an old school friend. His films have been criticized as well as appreciated internationally.”

Speaking at the event Srijit Mukherji said “I began with theatre and then directed Bengali films. I wanted to reach out to a wider audience and my greed to tell more stories took me to Bollywood. The film happened suddenly. I had gone to Bombay to check the subtitles for Raj Kahini. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt happened to see the film and so shsken that he told me to make the film in Hindi and that’s how Begum Jaan happened,” he said.

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The conversation also went to highlight Srijit’s appreciation for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films, Rituparno Ghosh’s cinema and the importance of narrative among Bengali filmmakers. About his upcoming projects, he said that talks are going on with producers in Bollywood to remake Hemlock Society in Hindi. Hindi remakes of other films Chotushkone and Nati Binodini are also in the pipeline.

The evening saw celebrated personalities like actor Moubani Sorcar, Dr Mousumi Ghosh, author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, Nandita Raja and singer Lagnajita Chakraborty among others at the event.

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