swastika to doel to sita:
Swastika Mukherjee slipped into Sita’s garb for the film-within-the-film Agnipariksha in Mainak Bhaumik’s Take One. Debutant Vikramjit (left) plays Lakshman. “Playing an actress with lots of layers in Take One is exhausting,” said Swastika as actress Doel Mitra. “Doel is a complete contrast to Sita. As Doel, I have dark circles under my eyes and I wear a blank look all the time... she’s someone who downs a bottle or two every night! Her looks get worse when her boyfriend (Vikramjit) starts chasing an upcoming heroine (Sampurna). It is all so real... I can’t tell you! Sometimes after a shot, I try and delve deeper into Doel,” mused Swastika.
The album launch of Mukul Roy Chowdhury’s Taan found cast members (L-R) Pamela, Debleena Dutt, Sumanta and Rituparna Sengupta catch up at City Centre Salt Lake last week.
Anwesha (below) sang the number she playbacked for in Taan, which has six songs scored by Indraadip Dasgupta. Rituparna plays a prostitute from the Sunderbans who runs away with a photographer (played by Sumanta) only to be forced back into the flesh trade. “The film is about the water prostitutes of the Sunderbans. They live on boats and run their business. I found the subject very interesting,” said Rituparna.
Pictures by Bhubaneswarananda Halder
the voiceover: Paoli Dam and Neepabithi Ghosh unveiled their album Dear Diary at Oxford Bookstore, Park Street, on Sunday. The album is in the form of a diary penned by an ailing young woman confined at home. “This girl records the slices of life that drift by her window and her own memories,” said Neepabithi. While Paoli has narrated the diary, the songs — Tagore to folk to Bengali modern — have been sung by Neepabithi; the recitation is by Rituparna Das Dutta. “This was the first time I gave voice to a character that I have not played on screen.
I loved the zest of the girl,” said Paoli.
Picture by Anindya Shankar Roy