Tollywood Hero Saurav talks about debut Bengali movie PIRITI KATHALER ATHA (2011) - Interview

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[New Tollywood Hero SAURAV in Debut Film PIRITI KHATHALER ATHA]Germantown, MD, Feb 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Saurav plays the lead role in his debut Bangla film, Piriti Kanthaler Atha (2011). The movie has been a big hit in Kolkata. In an exclusive interview for WBRi, Saurav talks with Arijit Chakraborty.

Saurav comes to the big screen from the modeling world in Mumbai. During his modeling career, he also studied acting, something he has been interested in all along, and then various connections led him to this movie.  When he was offered the script, he loved the story and wanted to take on the role. He considers this, his first work on the big screen, to be a dream come true.

The shooting of the movie, Saurav tells us, was both lots of fun and a significant learning experience. Much of the shooting, particularly for the songs, was done in the beautiful outdoors of Shillong. Saurav reminisces that there was a immense enthusiasm amongst everyone during the shoots, and that the crew and cast became a family. The female lead in the movie, Ridhima, was a friendly and welcoming person who made Saurav comfortable while acting. Reshmi Mitra (interview), the director, took a lot of care in training and teaching Saurav how to act well. For these reasons, Saurav considers himself lucky to have had such a positive experience and supportive co-workers at the very beginning of his acting career.

Saurav is on the verge of signing contracts for two films in Mumbai, and has already begun shooting for two other Bengali films. His philosophy is to keep making movies one by one as well as he can, and then wait and see how things pan out in terms of release dates and audience acceptance. He knows that he has a lot to learn in the field, and is grateful for the fact that he has received so much appreciation for his acting work. He still finds it hard to believe that he has become so popular, but is also content with the success of his first film because he knows that his success has been hard-earned.

Piriti Kanthaler Atha is produced by Niranjan Mistry and released under the banner of Arati Chitram 2009. The film is directed by Reshmi Mitra (of Bhalobasha Zindabad fame) and stars Saurav, Riddhima, Debika Mukherjee, Biplab Chatterjee, Shakuntala Barua and others. Malay Bandopadhyay (interview) has written the story, screenplay and dialog of the film. The Bengali film songs are penned by Gautam Susmit and music is by Pinak Bhattacharya. The film released in theaters across Kolkata on Feb 18, 2011.

Host: Arijit Chakraborty, WBRi, Toronto, Canada
Guest: Saurav
Article: Anita Roy, WBRi, USA
Recording & Editing: Supratim Sanyal, WBRi, USA