Chatterjee wraps up bio-pic before death

Soumitra Chatterjee, who had shot a portion of the biopic titled ‘Abhijaan’ before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, completed the remaining three days’ work in two locations in Kolkata after the shooting was allowed to resume maintaining all safety protocols. He had in fact finished shooting this biopic on himself before he was admitted to a hospital where he died on Sunday, but a documentary on the life of the multifaceted person will remain unfinished. ‘Abhijaan’ was also the name of a Satyajit Ray film released in 1962, in which Chatterjee portrayed the role of a taxi driver. “He was his usual self during the shoots. His dedication and involvement were enviable,” a member of the production team said. Actor-director Parambrata Chatterjee was making the biopic in which Jisshu Sengupta acted as young Soumitra, while the legendary actor essayed the role of himself for the later phase of his life. Soumitra Chatterjee The Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee had also consented for an untitled documentary film on various sides of his life film actor, stage actor, poet and little magazine editor and painter. Shooting for the docu had begun in the last week of September. Director Atanu Ghosh said he and Sandip Ray had taken an interview of Chatterjee for the film career part of the documentary, and that on the stage acting portion was taken by theatre personality Debshankar Halder. However, the literary part of the docu could not be shot as the date scheduled for it was October 7 but he was admitted to the hospital one day before it.

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