The anthology series is based on four stories of Satyajit Ray
Netflix is venturing into bringing some poignant tales by the legendary Satyajit Ray to life in an anthology series. One of the episodes, titled Forget Me Not, stars Ali Fazal and Shweta Basu Prasad in lead roles. The actors have stated that it was an honour to be a part of this cinematic world.
This Netflix anthology called Ray will feature stories by Abhishek Chaubeu, Srijit Mukherji and Vasan Bala.
Directed by Srijit, Forget Me Not stars Ali as Ipsit - a corporate boss who is a cut-throat competitor. Calling Ray's personality as larger-than-life, Ali stated that the filmmaker's work has created a "global impact."
“It is an honour to be a part of his universe, to be involved in a project that has such a strong connection with him. With Forget Me Not, we've drawn inspiration from him, his writings and tried to create a story that'll make you reminisce about him while intriguing your thoughts," said the actor in a statement.
Shweta finds more of a personal connection to the stories: "I think it is a great way to introduce the Netflix generation to Ray's written work and I'm honoured to be a part of this. I remember going to my grandmother's house and watching Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, Sonar Kella, these are all Ray films. My first reaction when I heard about Ray was that of excitement. To me, being a part of a project that is named after India's finest filmmaker is a pride."
Ray will premiere on Netflix on June 25. The cast of this anthology series includes Manoj Bajpayee, Ali Fazal, Kay Kay Menon, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Shweta, Anindita Bose, Gajraj Rao and Bidita Bag, among others.