Sayani Ghosh plays bar dancer in new Bangla movie Aagun, “Don’t want to get stuck into a stereotyped image”, says Sayani

By Jyoti Prakash Mandal / WBRINN

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Kolkata, August 18 (Washington Bangla Radio): Joydeep Mukherjee, after receiving high accolades for his television series ‘Gaaner Oparey’ and ‘Aditwiya’ is venturing into big screen with an ambitious project named ‘Aagun’. The film has an enviable starcast and seems to be an excellent mix of young and experienced actors alike. The starcast of the film includes Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Gaurav Chakravarty, Abir Chatterjee, Indrasish Roy, Rajatava Dutta, Arindam Sil, Parno Mitra, Tanushree Chakrabarty, Ridhima Ghosh, Sayani Ghosh and Sudipa Basu.

Recently the cast and crew of the film assembled together to speak about the film. The names of the three main three protagonist of the film are Binoy, Badal and Dinesh though the film is not about the legendary revolutionaries who showed unparallel courage against the then British Government. The film is neither set in the pre-independence era and will rather be set in contemporary times. The three protagonists will be played by Gaurav, Indrasish and Abir respectively. That character of Surya Sen  being played by Sabyasachi Chakrabarty is another character that the audience will be able to identify with . Arindam Sil will be seen as a corrupt minister while Ridhima will play his college going daughter. Rajatava Dutta plays the role of a tough and corrupt police inspector. Sayani Ghosh plays the role of a Bar Dancer while Tanusree will be seen as an athlete. Parno Mitra will be playing the role of a journalist.

Joydeep Mukherjee said that he had been toying with the concept for quite some time and finally he is going to start the shooting of this dream project. “The film is against corruption and social problems of the society. The protagonists come from different stratum of the society and in the course of film they will be seen as the instruments of protest. My film is set in 2015 and there will be references to the past.” the debutant director said.

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Gaurav who has worked with the director in the popular serial ‘Gaaner oparey’ later told WBRi, “It will be nice to work with Joydeep Mukherjee again. It was him who introduced me to the camera. One can say that he is like a teacher to me.” About his character, the actor said, “I play the role of Binoy and the character has a lot of similarity with my real self. Like me the character is also from Mass communication background and is studying in St Xaviers College.” “The character has a sick mother at home and he faces extreme difficulties when he takes her to Hospital and decides to protest against the administration.” added Gaurav. He also admitted that he is quite at home with Joydeep as the director and his father Sabyasachi Chakrabarty and close friend Ridhima as part of the star cast.

Sayani, the bubbly actor is playing completely different roles in every film she is doing. In this film she will be seen as a Bar dancer. About her choice of treading into so many different roles, she told WBRi, “I want to prove myself as a versatile actor and don’t want to get stuck into a stereotyped image. Also pulling off a variety of roles gives an actor a lot of confidence.”

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Ridhima also spoke to WBRi about her role in the film. “I play the role of Dia who is a college student and is the daughter of a powerful politician. Dia revolts against her father’s misdeeds. Arindam Sil plays my father.”
The film is expected to release in December this year. An interesting plot, interesting historical references and above all a huge star cast surely make this film one of the most awaited films of the year.