Prosenjit

  • Prosenjit and I are looking for a Bengali script which suits us both: Vidya Balan June 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who considers Kolkata as her second home, is now thinking of acting in a Bengali film with Tollywood superstar Prosenjit. "Now that Ritu da (director Rituparno Ghosh) is no more, we keep telling each other that we must work together. We are looking for a script...
  • Onir to launch Bangla actor Prosenjit's wife Arpita Pal in his upcoming film 'Shab' April 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Onir's new Hindi film "Shab" will introduce Bangla superstar Prosenjit's wife Arpita Pal in the female lead. The film will not only transform the traditional Bengali beauty's image into a hip south Delhi socialite, it will also cast her as a woman in love with a younger one. Arpita, who...
  • Suchitra Sen gave a kiss on my cheek while I was shooting 'Chotto Jigyasha', says Prosenjit Chatterjee January 17, 2014

    The earliest and probably the only memory actor Prosenjit Chatterjee has of legendary actress Suchitra Sen is when she dropped in at the set of his first film 'Chotto Jigyasha' and kissed him on the cheek. He was all of five years old. Sen, who was a contemporary of his father...
  • Review: Prosenjit Chatterjee's 'Jaatishwar' is a nostalgic tribute to 19th century Bengal, but falls short as a biopic January 17, 2014

    There is little documented history about Heynesman Antony, a folk artiste of Portugese origin who settled in colonial Bengal, mastered the local language and composed songs in it to face off with veteran poets in public duels known as 'kavigaan'. Forty-seven years after superstar Uttam Kumar played the titular role in...
  • Prosenjit: If Bangladesh opens its market, Bengali cinema can prosper January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bengali cinema superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, whose latest film 'Jaatishwar' will get a countrywide release Friday, says Bengali films can prosper if Bangladesh opens its market for them. The 51-year-old, who has featured in over 300 films, including 'Chokher Bali' and 'Dosar', considers Bangladesh a good market to sell Bengali...
  • Ritu brought me to content driven cinema: Prosenjit Chatterjee November 27, 2013

    Kolkata: Admitting highs and lows in his terms with forever-friend Rituparno Ghosh, superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee says after a recent re-union they were planning to come up with another project together. "I communicate with Ritu till this date. He is with us. We had our differences, fights and arguments and again we...
  • Contemporary Bengali cinema: What's its impact and future? November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Contemporary Bengali cinema is in the throes of a crisis from which it is unlikely to emerge in the foreseeable future. The commercial films are a poor copy of their Hindi and Telugu counterparts, of course without their raw energy or production resources. The Hindi cinema has an...
  • I badly wanted to do Kakababu's role: Prosenjit October 9, 2013

    Kolkata: Terming 'Misar Rahasya' as the first film to have been shot extensively in Egypt, Bengal superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee today said super-adventurist Kakababu was larger than life. "Kakababu is larger than life with the director Srijit Mukherjee making it layered while retaining the spirit of the character," the Baishe Srabon...
  • 'Traffic' actress Richa Panai heads to Bollywood September 19, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actress Richa Panai, known for films such as 'Yamudiki Mogudu' and 'MMS', will make her Bollywood debut in the upcoming yet untitled Hindi remake of Malayalam blockbuster 'Traffic'. "Since it's my Bollywood debut, I'm extremely happy that I'm part of this remake. It's a big team and I have...
  • I'm the only actor who takes risk, says John Abraham August 6, 2013

    Chennai: Even though actor-producer John Abraham personally likes doing films in different genres, he strongly believes audiences find him most suitable in the action space. "Back home, I'm called 'action' Abraham. I love that phrase audiences have coined for me. The rom-com space didn't work for me. I worked really hard...
  • Bengali superstar Prosenjit to turn director soon July 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Planning to direct a film, over three decades into his career, Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee has said it would happen after two ongoing projects. "I am planning to make a film under my production banner. A film which will portray my vision of life. My script is ready but the...
  • 'Khubsoorat' remake: Prosenjit to reprise Ashok Kumar's role July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Popular Bengali star Prosenjit Chatterjee is stepping into the shoes of legendary actor Ashok Kumar in the remake of Khubsoorat. An official remake of 1980 classic comedy is being produced by Sonam Kapoor's sister Rhea, and will be directed by Shashanka Ghosh of Quick Gun Murugan fame. "I have heard...
  • Pran popularised villains in Indian cinema, says Prosenjit July 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Effusive in his praise for late actor Pran, leading Bengali actor Prosenjit on Tuesday remarked that the Bollywood legend was the trendsetter for villains in the Indian film industry. "Pran popularised the concept of villains in the film industry. He started the trend of having villains in films," said Prosenjit...
  • Boney Kapoor to produce 'No Entry' remake in Bengali January 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor will debut in the Bengali film industry by producing the remake of his own 2005 superhit Hindi comedy 'No Entry'. "Jeet, Sahara and I will be soon doing a film and that will be No Entry," Kapoor said at the music launch of Bengali film...
  • 'Bapi Bari Ja' explores the needs of today's youth August 22, 2012

    Kolkata: With youth-centric urban films becoming the flavour of new age Bengali cinema, director-duo Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha has come out with a new film which seeks to explore issues affecting today's young people. In the film 'Bapi Bari Ja', Bapi is a confused youngster who is not very...
  • Prosenjit won't play PM in Shoojit Sircar's film June 28, 2012

    The actor, better known as Boomba Da to his legion of faithful fans in Bengal, returned to Hindi cinema after a gap of over 15 years. Word is that Prosenjit is quite upbeat about his next film with Shoojit Sircar, where he will play a rather meaty role. However, rubbishing the...
  • Prosenjit to star in political thriller 'Jaffna'? June 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Bengali superstar Prosenjit, who has won accolades for his performance in 'Shanghai', is likely to be cast in Shoojit Sircar's political thriller 'Jaffna'. The film will be directed by Shoojit and produced by actor John Abraham. The two had earlier teamed up for 'Vicky Donor', which did good business at...
  • Tweet Review: 'Shanghai', first day, first show June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee starrer 'Shanghai' hits the screens on June 8, 2012. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, 'Shanghai' is a political thriller. This eagerly-awaited film has been given a U/A certificate from the censor board. Known for his films like 'Khosla Ka Ghosla', 'Oye...
  • Friday Release: Political thriller 'Shanghai' June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee's eagerly-awaited political thriller 'Shanghai', releasing Friday, has been awarded a U/A certificate by the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC), but with a cut. CBFC CEO Pankaja Thakur refused to dwell on the cut, only saying: "We cleared the film with one cut with a UA certification....
  • Bengali actors gaining more foothold in B'wood May 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood has always opened its gates for budding talent and there seems to be a sudden demand for Bengali actors in Hindi cinema post the box-office success of Vidya Balan starrer 'Kahaani' and Paoli Dam's 'Hate Story'. As 'Kahaani' director Sujoy Ghosh plans to bring Vidya Balan back as...
  • 'Shanghai' bridges dreams and reality: Director May 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Dibakar Banerjee says his political thriller 'Shanghai' is an attempt to bridge dreams and reality: the dream of transforming 'stuffy and dirty India' into a swanky Shanghai, and a reality check on where India stands today. "In the context of the film, we have this dream of a Shanghai like...
  • 'Shanghai' kissing video leaked online May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Highly publicized and much hyped film by Dibakar Banerjee, 'Shanghai' is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Apparently, a steamy video featuring Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee in an intense kissing scene has been leaked on the internet. Kalki plays the role of an activist while Prosenjit...
  • Abhay Deol's 'Shanghai' to be premiered at IIFA May 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee's much-awaited 'Shanghai' will be premiered at the 13th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event starting June 7 in Singapore. The movie, which stars Abhay Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin and Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead role, will premiere on the first day at the...
  • Dibakar: 'Shanghai' shows the power of the mob April 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Political thrillers are not that common in Bollywood but then director and producer Dibakar Banerjee rarely chooses conventional subjects for his films. Banerjee, 42, explored sexual attitudes in India with 'Love Sex aur Dhokha' in 2010. His latest film puts the spotlight on the dark underbelly of urban development in...
  • Bengali star Prosenjit returns to Bollywood with 'Shanghai' April 25, 2012

    The 90s' actor who had refused to play the second lead in Bollywood movies said he had reasons to sign on the dotted line for 'Shanghai'. ...
  • Shekhar Kapur inspires Prosenjit in 'Shanghai' April 20, 2012

    Mumbai: National Award winning Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee's character of the suave and dynamic politician in Dibakar Banerjee's 'Shanghai' is inspired by and modelled upon acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. Banerjee's team was asked to dig up pictures of how Kapur looked 15 to 20 years back. These were used as direct...
  • 'Aparajita Tumi' to be released in January, 2012 January 18, 2012

    Kolkata: National-award-winning filmmaker Aniruddha Roy Choudhury has turned his focus on Bengali diaspora in San Francisco in his third venture 'Aparajita Tumi' with Bengali superstar Prosenjit in the main lead. The film dwells on the lives of two NRI couples and the problems in their relationship, said Roy Choudhury, whose previous...
  • SRK, Sharmila inaugurate 17th Kolkata Film Fest November 10, 2011

    Kolkata: With a balance of glamour and tradition, the 17th Kolkata Film Festival (KFF) started here Thursday with Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan and the popular Sharmila Tagore inaugurating the eight-day fest by lighting the ceremonial lamp. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, host of Bengali film personalities including top star Prosenjit...