Love actually

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By KUSHALI NAG
  • Published 8.11.08
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The rich school girl and the poor garage mechanic who fall in love only to part ways in Chirodini… Tumi Je Aamar are coming back together in Reshmi Mitra’s Amar Bhalobasha Jitbeyi. And this time, they get to live happily ever after.

But real-life lovebirds Rahul and Priyanka will have their roles reversed in Amar Bhalobasha Jitbeyi. So, Rahul plays rich kid Raj, while Priyanka is poor girl Kusum who runs a flower shop. Raj and Kusum will meet, fall in love, split up under parental pressure and reunite to tie the knot.

“I chose Rahul and Priyanka because of the tremendous success of Chirodini. Besides, they share a very sweet relationship off-screen too,” says Reshmi, whose debut film Chaar Adhyay starring Rituparna Sengupta, Tota Roy Chowdhury and Sabyasachi Chakraborty has been lying unfinished for the past couple of years due to “problems on the producer’s part”.

Amar Bhalobasha Jitbeyi revolves around Raj, an MBA student, who, unlike his family, doesn’t look down upon people with no money. Kusum struggles to support her alcoholic father and ailing sister,” explains Reshmi, poised to start shooting from mid-November. The film is being produced by Bijoy Kalyani.

Rudranil Ghosh will play villain Bishu in Amar Bhalobasha Jitbeyi. “Rudra is a good actor. I have worked with him on television,” adds Reshmi.

A couple of song sequences will be shot in Visakhapatnam, Lava and Loleygaon. Ashok Bhadra is composing music for six songs. Monali Thakur and Soham are doing the playback.

Daredevil Dimpi

This no-holds-barred glam girl is model Dimpi Ganguly, who’s all of 20 and raring to set the big screen ablaze.

Dimpi has hit the dance floor for an item number where she looks and moves like Mallika Sherawat in the Maiyya maiyya track from Guru. That’s not all — she’s also playing a role (resembling Kareena Kapoor’s in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham) in the Jeet-Priyanka Trivedi-starrer Hello Memsaheb.

“My item number Mehbooba mehbooba is for Mainak Dasgupta’s film Purple Haze. I love to dance and my choreographer James gave me some fantastic moves like Mallika Sherawat’s in Guru. My costumes are also like hers.... I don’t mind doing item numbers. I don’t have any inhibitions,” declares Dimpi, who will be seen “flirting” with Jeet in Shiboprasad Mukherjee’s Hello Memsaheb, now in the post-production stage.

“I could relate to my role in Hello Memsaheb. I play Jeeta, a glamorous and stylish girl with a diva-like attitude, something like Kareena Kapoor’s Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Jeet is my boss at the workplace and we flirt a lot. Priyankadi (Trivedi) plays a simple girl who’s not fashionable at all and I give her a lot of tips on how to go glam and win a man. In real life too, I have friends who come to me for tips on fashion,” she smiles.

“I had got an offer to play Ratri opposite Parambrata (Chatterjee) in the Zee Bangla mega serial Utsaber Ratri. But my sights were set on films. Arijit Films, the producer of Hello Memsaheb, approached me for the role of Jeeta and I was chosen after an audition,” adds Dimpi.

The Sananda Tilottama 2007 second runner-up is a regular on the ramp but movies are where her heart lies. The reason?

“Modelling is short-lived while an actress matures with films. I want to do films and as long as I can relate to my roles I will do anything, be it playing a character or doing an item number,” says the spunky girl.