“Do you know how scary my first meeting with Raima was?” asked Abir. “A few days before 22shey Srabon, I met her at her place where Sohagdi (Sen) was supposed to do a workshop with us. Raima took me to her bedroom and locked the door! I got a little scared, thinking what she was up to, and then she took me to the bathroom and locked that door too! I started shivering. Then she lit a cigarette and I kept staring at her. After some time, she offered me one!” said Abir, even as the duo broke into laughter on the sets of Ridh Majharey.
I look like your schoolteacher, with the specs,” cribbed Raima Sen on the first day shoot of Ranjan Ghosh’s relationship tale Ridh Majharey (produced by Ayaanpriyanshi Films) at a New Alipore residence on Tuesday afternoon.
“Yes, it’s a kinky relationship!” laughed her co-star Abir Chatterjee. “We look like sister and brother!” she added. “She wants incest!” he added.
The war of words went on for the better part of the afternoon. Over to Abir and Raima...
Abir: Today is Raima’s first day and I must say she has improved a lot. Seriously. (Raima stares at him) I am not pulling your leg Raima.
Raima: I want to kick his bum!
Abir: Synchronisation and improvisation have improved.
Raima: I will kill you! I came back from Bangkok today morning. I had gone to attend a friend’s wedding and they are making me shoot today itself….
I am tired but happy to be working with Abir after 22shey Srabon! I haven’t really done a full-fledged film with him. This is our first film together and he doesn’t know what he is in for! I’m looking forward to every bit of it, especially the portions in the Andamans because I will make him do all the water sports. Hope you can swim Abir!
Raima: That’s even better. There are a lot of scenes where we fall into the water and he doesn’t know how to swim, so I am going to take full advantage of drowning him, if I can.
Abir: Raima, do you know I have a little girl in my life? Just a few days old?!
Raima: Mother is perfectly capable of taking care of the little girl. I will drown him in his Sando(w) ganji! He hasn’t changed his Sando ganji since 22shey Srabon.
Abir: Do you know Raima too wanted to wear a Sando ganji on the sets of 22shey Srabon?! Srijit (Mukherji, director) stepped in and explained what a Sando ganji was to her!
Raima: (Turns to Ranjan) Look at my director, he is extremely hyper. He is walking up and down, thinking what I am going to say next.
Ranjan: Won’t I be hyper? You have to see who I am handling!
Raima: That’s true, I don’t blame him.
Ranjan: I’ve been warned by all the directors in Calcutta to be alert when Raima is around. They told me, ‘You shouldn’t take it easy even for a single moment’!
Raima: But he still chose to cast me!