Romance rani

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  • Published 28.07.08
Koel and Hiran shoot for Chirasathi. Picture by Pradip Sanyal

Koel Mullick is falling in love with somewhat alarming alacrity. Her undying Love for Jishhu (Riingo’s tribute to Erich Segal’s Love Story) is still playing at the theatres while she romances Dev on the floors of Sujit Guha’s Mon Mane Na (a love story with a twist in the tale) and then turns her attention to Hiran in Haranath Chakraborty’s Chirasathi, yet another love story.

“I think it’s purely coincidental that I am doing a lot of love stories. But I don’t mind it because love stories always have a mass appeal. All kinds of people like to watch love stories, the young and old. Besides, heroines have a lot to do in love stories whereas action films are hero-centric with the actress having little or nothing to do,” reasons Koel, who had earlier romanced Hiran in Nabab Nandini.

In Chirasathi, Koel is once again called Ria (after Love), though here she is a shy and shielded younger daughter in a joint family. She goes on an educational tour from college, meets and falls for Raju (Hiran). Later she finds out that her family knows Raju. “The main plot actually begins after that. How Ria’s family knows Raju is not known to her.... Though a love story, Chirasathi is fresh and different,” chirps Koel.

The Chirasathi team camped at a north Calcutta residence for the indoor shoot. The songs and the tour sequence will be shot in Ooty and Mysore.