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Bratya’s dinner date:Higher education minister Bratya Basu shaved his head to play Gurudeb Sadgajananda, a sadhu, on the sets of Aniket Chattopadhyay’s Kapurush Mahapurush in Shaheb Kuthi, Agarpara, on Wednesday. To return the favour, Aniket arranged for a lavish dinner — which served both reel and real purposes — from Bhojohori Manna. The platter included luchi, kosha mangsho, fishhead curry and tiger prawns. “You know, prawns have been a constant in all my films — Chha-E-Chhuti, Bye Bye Bangkok, Goraay Gondogol, Room No. 103 (yet to release) and, of course, Kapurush Mahapurush. After the shot got over, everyone had a feast. But I couldn’t eat a morsel even though chingri is my favourite,” rued Aniket.

Kapurush Mahapurush is a social satire that questions religious beliefs and rituals. Dipankar De plays a business tycoon and Locket Chatterjee his sister-in-law, both of whom have immense faith in Gurudeb and invite him for dinner. Koneenica plays an actress who comes to seek the Gurudeb’s blessings. “The inspiration for this film came from various Babas who are ruling all the news channels these days!” said Aniket. The film is produced by Reliance Entertainment. Pictures by Sanjoy Chattopadhyaya