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Boomerang: Conjunctivitis forces Satyam Bhattacharya to exit the film, Saurav Das joins in

The shooting of Jeet, Rukmini, Debchandrima-starrer film started a couple of days ago   

Boomerang: Conjunctivitis forces Satyam Bhattacharya to exit the film, Saurav Das joins in
Satyam Bhattacharya and Saurav Das

Last Updated: 01.35 AM, Jul 21, 2023


Kolkata is witnessing a spike in conjunctivitis – a viral eye infection – for the past weeks. Now, prolific actor Satyam Bhattacharya has to step down from of the most important projects, Boomerang, due to this eye infection. The shooting of the Jeet-Rukmini film started a couple of days ago. Satyam, who was scheduled to feature opposite Debchandrima, is now replaced by Saurav Das. 

Talking to OTTplay, Satyam stated that he was suffering from Viral Haemorrhagic Conjunctivitis for nearly two weeks. He consulted a doctor and is under strong medication as of now. “I had time till today to take the final call for the film and I am yet to recover,” he said. 

Also read: Satyam Bhattacharya on Boomerang: After working with Prosenjit and Dev, I’m looking forward to working with Jeet

Satyam took to his social media to announce the news. “Notice about BOOMERANG: This is to let you all know that due to a long-term illness (Viral Haemorrhagic Conjunctivitis) and a joint decision by the director, producers, and myself, I am pulling myself off the much-anticipated film 'Boomerang'.

My heartiest gratitude to Director Sauvik Kundu, Producer Gopal Madnani, Associate Director Souvik Mondal, and the entire team, as they tried to accommodate me till the last day before the shoot. But unfortunately, I was not healing fast enough. And there is always a risk of infecting others with the virus. So overall it's a conscious and right decision from all the parties. And I am so glad and happy that my friend and brilliant actor Saurav Das will be replacing me in the film. All my best wishes to the team and especially to JEET, Rukmini Maitra, Debchandrima, Ambarish Bhattacharya da, Shyamal da, Jhulan Di. I'm sure BOOMERANG will be a roaring success,” he wrote. 

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