Germantown, Maryland, Dec 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The young handsome actor Saheb Bhattacharya
recently created waves with his role of Feluda's assistant Topshe in
his first feature film release Gorosthane Sabdhan (Bengali, 2010) - the
latest Sandip Ray film featuring Sabyasachi Chakraborty as Feluda,
Shaheb as Topshe and Bibhu Bhattacharya (interview
) as Lalmohon "Jatayu" Ganguly, Tinnu Anand, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Subhashish and others.
We caught up with Shaheb in Bangalore where he is shooting for a
film that is still very much on the floors and thus too early to
announce, and Shaheb chats with Arijit Chakraborty in this informal and
intimate audio interview.
Gorosthane Sabdhan - Sabyasachi Chakraborty as Feluda, Shaheb Bhattacharya as Topshe, Bibhu Bhattacharya as Jatayu
Do not miss Shaheb's hilarious stories of how he would devise
various schemes to scare Bibhu Bhattacharya and all of them having a lot
of fun behind the camera. Shaheb shares with us some wonderful
incidents from the shooting of Gorosthane Sabdhan.
Saheb Bhattacharya and Konkona Sen Sharma in Aparna Sen's Iti Mrinalini (2010)
Aparna Sen instructing Shaheb Bhattacharya and Konkona Sen Sharma - shooting of Iti Mrinalini (Bengali, 2010)
Shaheb also plays the role of a naxalite and the love interest of
Konkona Sen Sharma's character of a young actress in Aparna Sen's Sudhu
Mrinalini (Bengali, 2010) which has started the film-festival circuit
already with screenings at the Cairo and Dubai International film
festivals. Iti Mrinalini is currently expected to release in Kolkata in
January 2011. A story about the life of a film-actress told in four
chapters in the film, Shaheb-Konkona appear in the first of the four
Saheb appears in Sanghamitra Chowdhury's film RUU (2011)
with Paoli Dam, in the role of an automobile driver named Chiring Thapa
from Sikkim. According to Shaheb, RUU is in some ways a travelog with
visuals from fabulous locations from North Bengal, but also with a
unusual storyline with a big surprise at the end.
ongoing project for Shaheb is the film CHITTAGONG (Hindi, 2010) directed
by Bedobroto Pain. Like the recent Abhishek Bachchan-Deepika Padukone
starrer Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se (Hindi, 2010), Chittagong is based on
the incredible 1930 armory raids against British occupiers of India by
Surya Sen and his group of revolutionary freedom-fighter heroes. Shaheb
plays freedom fighter Sukhendu in the film with Manoj Bajpai playing
Yet another great project Shaheb is working with
currently is Mahesh Manjrekar's first Bengali feature film AMI
SUBHASHCHANDRA BOLCHI - a film that tries to inspire Bengalis to awaken
from their slumbur and resume their leadership positions, stopping and
reversing the erosion of their moral courage seen over the last three
decades. Mahesh Manjrekar, being a great actor-director, has developed a
deep understanding of the Bengali sentiment and the film's screenplay
is far removed from standard mainstream Indian cinema. Ami Subhas Chandra Bolchi features none other than Mithun Chakraborty in the lead role to carry the message of the film.
As you know, Shaheb Bhattacharya is also the popular television host for ZEE TV show Sa Re Ga Ma PA Lil' Champ.
Listen to WBRi's chit-chat with Shaheb Bhattacharjee via our on-demand audio broadcast service on Washington Bangla Radio.