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Exclusive! Arjunn Dutta on Shrimati: Swastika and Soham’s chemistry is amazing in the film

The film that also features Trina Saha and Barkha Bisht Sengupta in the lead will be released in July

  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 05.21 AM, Jun 08, 2022

Exclusive! Arjunn Dutta on Shrimati: Swastika and Soham’s chemistry is amazing in the film
Swastika Mukhertjee and Arjunn Dutta

After their successful partnership in Guldasta, director Arjunn Dutta and Swastika Mukherjee worked together in Shrimati. Swastika is one of the key characters in Guldasta, besides Debjani Chatterjee and Arpita. Meanwhile, the actress will pair up with Soham Chakraborty for the first time in the film. In an ensemble cast, the film also features Kheya Chattopadhyay, Trina Saha and Barkha Bisht Sengupta in pivotal roles. The teaser of the film is out and the trailer will be released on June 8, just a month before its theatrical release.

Arjunn, who is known to make films with strong women, said that this film will take a different note on feminism. “Feminism is not just about going out for jobs. It can also mean accepting oneself in whatever role one plays. In Shrimati, the protagonist is a homemaker, deeply in love with her husband, played by Soham. She gets influenced by social pressure and tries to change herself. The film talks about her journey,” Arjunn says.

The film was originally set in 2018 and later got postponed to 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it got further delayed. Talking about his experience of working with Swastika, Arjunn said, “She is very cooperative. Once she is on the set, she gives her 100%. She listens to the director and knows her craft very well. She lost her father, veteran actor Santu Mukherjee, during the last leg of our shoot. She composed herself and got back to work very swiftly. Her cooperation and professionalism are just perfect.” This is Arjunn’s first work with Soham. “I think Sohamda is the biggest takeaway of the film. We have not seen him in this avatar – real and positive. Also, the chemistry between Swastikadi and Sohamda is perfect. I think the audience will love to see them together,” Arjunn told us.