USA, March 4, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) For over 25 years Arjun
Chakraborty has been a bright star in the skies of Cinema (both Hindi
& Bengali), Rabindrasangeet, theater and direction. He has worked
with quite a few renowned and respected film makers in the industry, K
Balachander, Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha just to name a few and today he
is also a known name in the world of Rabindrasangeet. Arjun-da talks to
Bidisha on WBRi and shares some of his experiences and his thoughts on
his forthcoming Bengali movies STREET LIGHT and ALBUM with our listeners
About his childhood /teenage days and entry into films:
"I was born in a remote village of Rajasthan; my father was a
doctor who was keen on social service and had moved to this part of the
country to serve the people and his country. I grew up with nature, amid
fields, sands, horse and camel rides. Kites and water from the wells
was a part of life….it was a very different kind of childhood from all
other Bengali boys of my age. When I was ready for college, I wanted to
study science and took admission in Maharana Bhopal College of Udaipur.
The projection room of the college was a big draw for all the students
where films were screened. When a few 18 year olds met, the debate on
films would reach its height. A friend had challenged me to make a film
myself and then prove my arguments ...
Listen to Arjun-da chat informally with Bidisha about his illustrious career in films and music, his current movies STREET LIGHT and ALBUM and his forthcoming projects exclusively on Washington Bangla Radio.