By Sayan Roy Chowdhury / WBRINN
Payel Sarkar, Rudranil Ghosh and Raj Chakraborty
Kolkata, April 26, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): It is not easy for youngsters looking to make a career in showbiz. They confront ruthless competition on a skewed playing field often favoring children of starts. Organizations like the Pailan Film and Television Institute (PFTI) help newcomers in acquiring skills that could lead them to their first break.
The institute organized a one-day workshop “Notun Mukh Chai” for all aspiring actors, directors, editors, choreographers, singers and cinematographers. It was conducted by director Raj Chakraborty, actor and director Rudranil Ghosh, actress Payel Sarkar, actor and director Anjan Dutta and actor Paran Bandopadhyay, all of who successfully broke into the film industry without the help of any family elders or godfathers.
Known for his golden touch and box office success, director Raj Chakraborty appreciated PFTI's effort and expressed a need for fresh talent as Tollywood (Kolkata Bangla movie industry) goes global. He is optimistic of a new crop of directors making larger-than-life Bengali films and going international.
Actor-director Rudranil Ghosh spoke about his struggle in his early days. Actress Payel Sarkar shared encouraging words about PFTI and the work-shop as well.