Actor-Director Parambrata Chatterjee who directed the late Soumitra Chatterjee's biopic "Abhijaan" was simply blown away by the experience of working with the veteran actor.
The actor stated that it was his lifelong dream of capturing the thespian's life in the form of a biopic, reports Indian Express.
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Parambrata reminisced about Soumitra at the trailer launch of "Abhijaan."
"The history of Indian cinema remains incomplete without mentioning the name of Shri Soumitra Chatterjee. I am truly indebted to him for agreeing to not even just allow me to make this movie but also act in it. His demise is truly unfortunate and a major loss for the film and theatre fraternity," the actor said.
"As things fell in place, I signed Soumitra jethu to portray himself on screen. Thus, Abhijaan began. It remains as one of his last works on celluloid," Parambrata added.
The film seeks to explore the actor, poet, painter and a doyen in the field of theatres – the multifaceted personality – and one of the cultural icons of Bengal.
Parambrata, who shared a special rapport with Satyajit Ray's Apu said he will never use the word late before Soumitra's name anywhere in the film's credits.
The movie will showcase Jisshu Sengupta essaying the role of the younger Soumitra on the screen. While the later phase of his life was acted out by the thespian Soumitra himself.
Paoli Dam will be seen as diva of 60s and 70s and Soumitra's contemporary Suchitra Sen, Sohini Sarkar portrays as Madhabi Mukhopadhyay, Rudranil Ghosh will star as good friend and versatile character actor Rabi Ghosh, Padmanabha Dasgupta as acclaimed Anup Kumar, Tuhina Das as Soumitra's co-star in an important film starring Waheeda Rehman.
Superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee will also be seen in a special role while Parambrata Chatterjee has also acted out a surprise appearance in the film.
The film will be released in the coming months, this year. The date is yet to be finalised.