The biopic on Sarbjit Singh has created much curiosity among the audiences. The industry and media have been waiting with anticipation to see who would play the role of Dalbir Kaur, Sarbjit Singh’s sister. The makers have finally announced that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be playing the lead role in the upcoming Bollywood film.
Confirming the news, Producer of ‘Sarbjit’, Sandeep Singh said that the role needed a strong character. And Aishwarya fits the bill perfectly and hence she was chosen for the role. The producer, after supporting films like Aligarh and co-producing Mary Kom has realized that content driven films are his forte. Hence he decided to make this film.
Dalbir Kaur Singh was delighted to hear about the recent development.
‘Sarbjit’ is to be directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sandeep Singh, Zeeshan Quadri & Omung Kumar. The shoot of the film is scheduled to begin in October 2015 and will be released at Cannes in May 2016.
Kolkata Restaurant Fish Fish Hosts Fish Food Festival
“I am a hard core fish lover. I hail from Dhaka, East Bengal. I eat fish during my lunch every day. This is my first visit to this exclusive fish serving restaurant. I have heard a lot about Fish Fish” said eminent actor Barun Chanda at the launch of Harie Jawa Machher Utsab at Fish Fish restaurant. The team of the upcoming Bengali film Belaseshe was also there to launch the menu.
The focus of this food festival is to focus on those varieties of fish which are no longer readily available like Mourola, Topse, Kholshe, Bele and such others. With this fish food festival, one will be able to bring back the quintessential manner of Bangaliana to the customers.
“We went to seven markets in Kolkata and have purchased the fishes for the customers. This has helped us in procuring thirteen different kinds of fishes for the customers. The fishes have been cooked in the traditional manner so as to bring back the flavor of the dishes cooked by our mothers and grandmothers” said Chef and co-owner of Fish Fish, Debashis Kundu.
Some of the dishes that will be available for the fish loving customers include Mini macher jhol, Dum mourola bhaja, Bans paturi, Pur bhora bhetkir jhal, Ilish macher pata pora, Ammkasondi koi and Topse macher path paturi.
The festival will continue till 30th April at Fish Fish. Make sure you head to Fish Fish with your friends and family members to relish the mouth watering fish dishes.
“Fear is just a state of the mind” this statement by Tollywood Hero Jeet can practically be the one line summary for the New Bengali Movie Royal Bengal Tiger that has Jeet, Abir Chatterjee, Priyanka and Shraddha Das in pivotal roles. The trailer launch of this much awaited film took place at London-Paris, Mukti World Kolkata recently. Present at the trailer launch were Jeet, Abir, director Rajesh Ganguly and producer Neeraj Pandey.
Speaking about his character, Abir said “I play a common man named Abhirup whom you will often see as your next door neighbor. He has common dreams and aspirations like getting a promotion or keeping his family happy. The fear in him is what I could relate with when I first heard the script. His life changes when he meets his friend after a long time friend. What happens to this common man is the big question here and the answer lies only in the movie”. The actor also for the first time will be seen sporting a moustache in this film. Abir was very excited about the look as he could munch on good food and did not have to go on diet. “This is the first time a director allowed me to eat so that I could look the part that I play in the film” added the actor with a smile.
Jeet who plays the role of the friend, is portraying a macho character in this film. “I will not reveal much about my character. You will have to wait for the film to see it. The bonding between my character and that of Abir’s is the spine of the film” said Jeet. The actor was full of praises for Tollywood Hero Abir and even said “He is a fantastic actor to work with. He is a hard working and dedicated person. I was very comfortable working with him”.
Neeraj Pandey, the producer said “This is a drama thriller. Jeet and I have known each other for many years now and I was aware that he was eager to do a different kind of role. Hence when I was writing the script, I approached him and he agreed to do the film. I was born and brought up in Kolkata; hence the setting of this new Bengali film is in Kolkata itself”. The film has just one song. Neeraj Pandey, who looks quite optimistic about the movie, also said that he would definitely think about re-making the movie in Hindi if it does well with the home audience here.
The Bengali Movie Royal Bengal Tiger Trailer has already set the ball rolling and the audience is eagerly waiting for January 31, 2014 to watch the movie in theaters.
Click Play to Listen to Abir Chatterjee talk about New Bengali Movie Royal Bengal Tiger
Tollywood Hero Abir Chatterjee, the man who has been mesmerizing the audience with mind blowing performances in Bengali Movies like Byomkesh Bakshi, Meghe Dhaka Tara and others will again be seen in a scintillating role in the upcoming Bengali film Royal Bengal Tiger which will be releasing on the January 31. The man who has been gaining success in both the commercial and the not so commercial ventures has created a special place for himself in the hearts of many.
Abir Chatterjee plays the role of Abhirup in the new Bengali Movie Royal Bengal Tiger. Speaking about his role, the actor said “The character of Abhirup is one with whom I could relate very easily. The moment I heard the script, I knew I will be able to portray it. This is one character which is present in all of us. His fears are what make him a representative of the common man. He leads the life of a common man, goes to office, has a loving family and so on and just like any common man there are things which he still yearns to get. He dreams of getting a promotion. He fears that if he tries and makes a difference something may happen to his family. This is what we all have within us. Abhirup is very close to me”.
The look of the actor in this film is very different from the lean, handsome look that we get to see him in. The actor pointed out that this was the idea of the director Rajesh Ganguly. This is also the first time that the actor will be seen sporting a moustache. “I have never sported a moustache for any film till date and this is the first time. I could keep the moustache simply because the film was shot at a stretch. Smriti from Mumbai did the styling and she also urged me to keep the moustache” added the actor. Since he is the representative of the common man, this plain simple look has been given so much importance. The director wanted that he must look like someone whom we meet every day on the streets and not someone out of the blue. For Abir, “The character of Abhirup is that of a common man. He is not much concerned about his looks. He will not spend a huge amount of money on facials or on expensive clothes. Rather he will be focusing on keeping his family happy and spending time with them”.
Sipping on black tea, the actor said that he was thoroughly excited shooting for this film. Rajesh Ganguly is the first director who asked the actor to eat more so that he can gain some weight and look older than he actually is and even develop a nice round pot belly. “I used to be scolded by many directors for my body weight. Rajesh is the only director who asked me to gain weight and I had a blast as I could gorge on cakes and pastries without any feeling of guilt. Hence I am now making up by sipping on black tea” added the actor with a grin.
This is the first time that Abir Chatterjee has done a film with actor Jeet. Commenting on the shooting experience, the actor was full of praises for Jeet, his co-actor. “I was very excited the moment I heard that Jeet will be shooting with me. The kind of charisma and macho feel that the character of Anjan has fits Jeet very much. The character is tailor made for him. The main part of the story is dependent on the friendship between me and Jeet. This is the spine of the story. We share a good chemistry and this will show in the film. Despite having been a commercially successful star, he is very humble and does not have any airs. We enjoyed all erratic shooting schedules together and I have even asked him for his approach for doing certain scenes. He has helped me a lot. We did a photo shoot together earlier after we became fathers which was another very good experience. I never felt intimidated with him around. It was great fun. Our friendship has become stronger after the completion of the shooting of this movie”.
Abir Chattejee also laid stress on the importance of team work that he found in this film. Rajesh Ganguly, the director and Neeraj Pandey, the producer have worked all round the clock to make this film. “The way they have been working forced us to perform better. They have been toiling hard to make this film and hence we simply could not laze around. Everyone in the sets gave their hundred percent for the film”.
The actor who was sipping on black tea without sugar and cookies was questioned on this strange food choice. “It is very important to be happy at heart. Otherwise no amount of gym exercises will help you out. Hence the sweetness in the cookie will make up for the lack of sugar in my tea” said Abir with a hearty laugh.
We wish Abir all the best for this role in this new Bengali Film and hope he will achieve great acclaim both from the audience and the Movie critic alike.
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.