He took her around Crossword bookstore (Elgin Road), played Foosball, read storybooks, fought a duel and dug into You & Me pastries before kissing her goodbye! Meet Raima Sen’s V-Day date — the cute, smart and mischievous Kabir Bhattacharya, who’s all of six. So what if they play mother and son in Parambrata Chattopadhyay’s March 22 release Hawa Bodol? Off screen, Raima and Kabir, a Class-I student of The Future Foundation School, are made-for-each-other partners in pranks!
Wisdom tooth: Kabir screams and bares his fangs to Raima! But not before Raima has driven him crazy, teasing him about how he will remain toothless for the rest of his life. “His teeth haven’t grown since last year,” says she, which prompts the scream and the wise words: “Grow korbey. It takes time.”
Blade buddies: Kabir and Raima lose no time in picking up these swords and starting a duel. “Morey jao ebar (die now)!” Raima tells Kabir, who immediately pretends to die, sticking his tongue out. “He is so cute,” smiles Raima.
Gangnam style:“He would dance so much while shooting.... Kabir, show us some cool steps!” Raima coaxes. “No,” says Kabir. “Yeah, how will you dance with that pot belly?!” Raima pokes. Making a face, Kabir sprints out, only to come back with: “But I don’t eat my tiffin!” Left to his own devices, Kabir gets into Gangnam mode!
No cheating! At a game of Foosball, Kabir wins hands down. “Kabir, you cheat a lot,” says Raima. “No cheating, you can’t play!” pat comes the reply.
Fun with Feluda: Kabir: Do you read Feluda?
Kabir: Yes, I’ve watched a lot of Feluda films like Royal Bengal Rahasya... (Picks up Batman and Robots) I have to read more about robots, I have to make robots!
Muah! A peck on the cheek with the promise to catch up soon. “On the last day of the shoot, Kabir had kissed me on the lips!” winked Raima.
Pictures: Rashbehari Das
Text: Kushali Nag
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