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Nobel chor

(From left) Flanked by Nobel Chor producer Ashwani Sharma, main man Mithun Chakraborty, Sudipta Chakraborty, Saswata Chatterjee, cinematographer Barun Mukherjee, Roopa Ganguly, Arindam Sil and Soma Chakraborty, director Suman Ghosh cut a cake bearing a replica of the Nobel medal. A separate corner displayed some rare Tagore memorabilia, while a live band played the Bard’s tunes on the sidelines


The man of the moment turned heads, dressed nattily in black and sporting a ponytail. “The who’s who of the film industry is here! Hope everyone watches Nobel Chor. I won’t be here for the premiere because I usually don’t watch my films on the first day. I have a feeling that if I watch it, the film will flop!” smiled Mithun, who plays a common man in Nobel Chor






The Tagore corner

The guests were in for a treat, and it was not just food! The display corner of Tagore memorabilia, organised by party host Sundeep Bhutoria, boasted a hand-written poem, and some of the Bard’s letters addressed to daughter ‘Miru’ and signed off as ‘Baba’. On the wall were mounted a few original pieces of art — a Tagore painting by Jamini Roy (picture left), flanked by a pair of pen and ink cartoon drawings by Gaganendranath Tagore.

“I had picked up the Jamini Roy painting from an art gallery and the cartoon drawings I sourced from a friend. I have been collecting Tagore memorabilia for the past 10 years. These are lifetime assets for me. Since Suman’s film is about Tagore’s stolen medal, I thought it was the perfect occasion to showcase these,” said Sundeep, who had converted the ITC poolside into a lounge zone.