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CATCHES UP WITH DI­REC­TOR SHIBOPROSA­D MUKHER­JEE ON THE PROSENJIT CHAT­TER­JEE AND RITUPARNA SEN­GUPTA STAR­RER

Q. Your to­gether. We are grate­ful that they agreed to work to­gether with us again. When we started off, we didn’t have an oc­ca­sion to work with them be­fore al­though we did work with Rituparna in PRAKTAN 2008 had strik­ing sim­i­lar­i­ties to our script. But she’s a lovely per­son and an un­der­stand­ing writer and we even ac­quired rights to her story. Q. A. We were in­spired a lot by Iftekar Ah­san and Ri­wtik Ghosh of Cal­cutta Walks. In fact Prosenjit, whose char­ac­ter con­ducts her­itage walks, spent a lot of time ob­serv­ing them. The idea was to show their pas­sion and how they are keep­ing the city alive. There have been lovely things about the city that we didn’t know be­fore. I was par­tic­u­larly struck by the pathos of the lost let­ters that all end up in Cen­tral Tele­graph build­ing. Not many peo­ple know about Kolkata’s Black hole or have heard the poignant strains of St John’s church’s or­gan.

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