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Exclusive! Raj Chakraborty on casting Subhashree in his films: I don’t care if anyone alleges me of nepotism

Raj Chakraborty opens up about working with his wife, Subhashree Ganguly, and friend, Parambrata Chatterjee, in Habji Gabji that will release on June 3

  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 12.29 PM, Jun 02, 2022

Exclusive! Raj Chakraborty on casting Subhashree in his films: I don’t care if anyone alleges me of nepotism
Raj Chakrabarty and Subhashree Ganguly

Raj Chakraborty’s Habji Gabji, which features Parambrata Chatterjee and Subhashree Ganguly in lead, is all set to release on June 3. Power couple Raj and Subhashree started seeing each other in 2016 when they were shooting Abhimaan with Jeet. Ever since, the actress was seen in many of Raj’s productions, including Parineeta in 2019 and Dharmajuddho – to be released later this year.

Raj is very clear about his selection. “Subhashree is a very good actress. I love working with her and there is also a comfort zone there. She has a hunger for good work. Working in a film does not only mean emoting in front of the camera. It involves homework, research and diligence. She does that. During Parineeta, she attended workshops for two months. She follows the director's instructions unquestionably. That is a plus for me,” the director told exclusively to OTTPlay.

Talking about nepotism, Raj said that he doesn’t care. “I don’t care if anyone accuses me of nepotism. I know what I am doing. Also, I am a self-made man. My primary objective is to cast a good actor or actress. It hardly matters if they are my relatives. I worked my best to make way for newcomers in my production house, films and serials. I am very clear about what I want,” he told us.

Meanwhile, Parambrata and Raj are also friends for a long time. Decades ago, they worked together on television. They also worked in the film Proloy. “There was a time when Parambrata, Rudranil (Ghosh) and I used to live in the same house. I used to love watching mindless action films and Parambrata used to play intellectually stimulating films. He tortured us a lot with his boring choice of films.  We used to have good fun with our contradictory choices,” Raj said.

The director is optimistic about Habji Gabji. “It is wholesome family entertainment that also sends out important messages. I am very sure people will love the film. I will quit filmmaking if they don’t. It is my challenge,” Raj added.