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The quintessential and ‘madly Bangali’ passions of Tolly stars

From carrom and kochuri to football and dhunuchi, these posts are oh-so-relatable!

Pooja Mitra | Published 05.01.22, 09:25 PM
(L to R): Anupam Roy, Swastika Mukherjee, Arjun Chakrabarty

(L to R): Anupam Roy, Swastika Mukherjee, Arjun Chakrabarty


You can take a Bengali away from Bengal, but their habits? Never! No matter how far and wide they might travel, when they get back  home, they long for the familiarity of a plate of kochuri-aloor dum, a hearty adda with friends, and other homegrown habits. 

My Kolkata picked some such endearing moments shared by our very own Tollywood stars, that show how Bengali they are at heart.

Anupam Roy

Here’s Anupam Roy having an ‘Amake amar moton thakte dao’ moment while playing carrom – a game that never goes out of fashion.

Swastika Mukherjee


What’s Swastika Mukherjee’s favourite comfort food? The quintessential Bangali breakfast of ‘Kochuri with Chholar Daal or Alu.” And who can blame her?
It’s our favourite too!


Dev indulges in Bengal’s favourite sport. And this post has us humming ‘Sob khelar sera bangalir tumi football’!

Abir Chatterjee

The ‘Asche bochor abar hobe’ feeling resonates in every Bangali, and Abir Chatterjee is no exception!

Sahana Bajpaie

Sun, soil and a siesta on a madur. Sahana Bajpaie sure knows how to slow down. Which Bengali doesn’t?

Rukmini Maitra

Rukmini continues the Bengali tradition of being a bookworm. From boi para to Boi Mela, just hand us a book!

Anindya Chatterjee

The Sundarbans are a destination that features prominently in every Bengali’s travel itinerary and actor Anindya Chatterjee is no different.

Raima Sen

Here is Raima Sen and Moon Moon Sen channeling their love for the classic laal paar sada saree (white saree with red border), a wardrobe must for the traditional Devi baran.

Prosenjit Chatterjee

Bumbada in a dhuti-punjabi combo is sholo-aana Bangaliyana. ’Nuff said!

Arjun Chakrabarty

A stroll across the Maidan never gets old for Kolkatans, does it? Arjun Chakrabarty’s photoshoot is also a gentle reminder of how Maidan is the place for some cool Insta-worthy winter photos.

Paoli Dam

The dhunuchi naach during Puja gets everyone moving their feet to the dhaak, and Paoli certainly has the moves.

Sayantika Banerjee

Autumnal sky and candy floss clouds. Can a Bengali’s photo album ever be complete without photos or videos of Vidyasagar Setu? We think not!

Gaurav Chakrabarty

Ever since Aranyer Din Ratri (or even before it), a jongol bhromon is one of Bengalis’ favourite holidays. Here’s Sabyasachi and Gaurav Chakraborty vacationing at Ranthambore.

Last updated on 06.01.22, 09:39 AM

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