Mahima Chaudhury to portray Indrani Mukherjee in 'Dark Chocolate' based on Sheena Bora Murder mystery

Kolkata, October 07, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhury is all set to debut in Bengali film which is based on the Sheena Bora murder case controversy, the most shocking family disputes of the nation in recent times.  Directed by Agnidev Chatterjee, the movie will see Mahima playing the central role of Ishani based on Indrani Mukherjee who is often being labelled as the most fatal femme in Indian history.

Mahima, though born and brought up in West Bengal (Darjeeling), has never ventured into a Bengali film industry before.  After a brief period of modelling she made a dream debut in Subhash’ Ghai’s Pardes (1997) opposite Shah Rukh Khan. After that she never looked back in her career for a  long time.

           Shataf figar, Agnidev Chatterjee, Riya Sen, Mahima Chaudhury, Pradip Churiwal and Mumtaz Sorcar

At the recently held announcement press meet of the film which has been titled ‘Dark Chocolate’, it was also revealed that Riya Sen will play Rina Bardhan inspired by the short lived life of Sheena Bora.Sudeep Mukherjee will portray the onscreen character based on Peter Mukherjee, the media big shot who married Indrani and adopted Sheena. Rajesh Sharma will play the role of shyam Rai, Indrani’s Driver and alleged associate in Sheena’s murder. Kaushik Sen will be seen as Indrani’s first husband and Sheena’s biological father Siddharta Das.

                                            Riya Sen and Mahima Chaudhury

 Apart from them Mumtaz Sorcar, Shataf Figar, Indrasish Roy, Biswajit Chakrabarty and Rwik Bsu will be seen in pivotal roles.

Director Agnidev Chatterjee who has shown a knack for making films on real controversial incidents , said on the occasion, “Dark Chocolate has taken a fictional route to sketch the life and times of Indrani Mukherjee without moralising sermonising or being didactic.  This movie is to be seen as a work of art and fiction made to entertain and also narrate one of the dark episodes of the modern times.”

                                                  Mahima Chaudhury

“I have tried to remain true to most of the case but some parts have been fictionalised to keep the element of wonder alive till the very end.” Agnidev added.

Reporting by Jyoti Prakash Mandal

Photo: Biswajit Saha