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Tollywood Actress Srabanti to Play Durga for ETV BANGLA Mahalaya Episode

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With Durga Puja just a few weeks away, can Mahalaya be far behind? The sweet and gorgeous Tollywood actresses Srabanti will be essaying the role of Ma Durga for a Mahalaya program titled “Durga Durgotinashini” only on ETV Bangla.

The whole Mahalaya act has been choreographed by eminent dancer Alokananda Roy. This will be the first of its kind Mahalaya episode where various kinds of dance forms will be used. Some of the dance forms used are Odissi, Bharat Natyam, Kalaripayattu, Kathakali, Kandayn (Sri Lankan dance form). The act has been conceptualized by Abhinandan Banerjee and Chandrasis Ray. The entire show will comprise of songs and dance performances by eminent theatre personalities. Music composition for this episode has been arranged by Samir Biswas.

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Asura has always been neglected in the Mahalaya acts but in this act we will see the birth of Asura, which is a new feature for the views.  It is only during half time that we see Ma Durga appearing in the episode. Suman Saha a trained Kalaripayattu dancer and an eminent theatre personality will portray the role of Asura. Shiva will be portrayed by Arijit Chowdhury while the role of Brahma will be portrayed by Krishna Kishore Mukherjee. The entire show will comprise of songs and dance performances by eminent theatre personalities.

The performance with stylized form of art and use of good vfx will definitely be visually enriching for the audience and competitive enough to compel the viewers to tune into ETV on the Mahalaya morning.

To know more watch Mahalaya on 23rd September Tuesday between 5-7.30 am only on ETV Bangla.

Priyanka Dutta

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