Actor Sanjay Suri, who is co-producing ‘Chauranga’ with director-friend Onir, says the rural India-casteism themed film is a window into the world not attempted in Indian films beforehand.
We like stories which carry hope, we liked the story of Vikash Ranjan Mishra and we came on board. It (the film) is a window into the world not attempted in Indian films beforehand, Sanjay, a Bollywood actor in the genre of crossover cinema, tells IBNS.
About Onir, Sanjay says the freedom the I Am maker envisages in a director, was given to Vikash by him and Onir both.
It may provoke someone it may not. Thats art.. The objective of a film is not solely to entertain but educate, the My Brother Nikhil actor in 2005 says before a special screening of the filmon Tuesdayevening at an Inox theatre.
Interpretations can be different, but there is a right to talk about, he says about the film on how casteism casts its shadow on the poor people of a Hindi heartland village.
About casting good friend Tannishtha Chatterjee in the film, Sanjay says: She is such an acclaimed actor!!
Wanted to work with Tannishtha as she was the first and last choice,, Sanjay says.
Describing Arpita (Chatterjee)s face as very, very expressive, Sanjay says: When I met her for first time she appeared to be so gorgeous.
Says Tannishtha, I wanted to be in Santiniketan and my wish was fulfilled as we shot there for days to recreate the rural sequence (apart from Jharkhand).
Pointing out that 95 per cent of the cast and crew of the film are from Bengal, Sanjay says, We found in Riddhi Sen (Shoojit Sircars Open Tee Bioscope fame),- a gem. Besides Arpita, we have Dhritiman Chatterjee and Swatilekha Sengupta and the characters would not have come alive without them.
Now all I want to do is a Bengali film, Sanjay, having appeared in the role of a rural chieftain-household patriarch in the film, says.