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Chanchal Chowdhury on Srijit Mukherji’s Padatik: It was a brave decision to play Mrinal Sen

The first look reveals a striking resemblance between the actor and the legendary director 

Chanchal Chowdhury on Srijit Mukherji’s Padatik: It was a brave decision to play Mrinal Sen
Chanchal Chowdhury as Mrinal Sen
  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 09.22 AM, Jan 13, 2023

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Srijit Mukherjis’ Padatik – a biopic of Mrinal Sen – is all set to go to the floors by January. OTTplay was the first to report that Chanchal Chowdhury and Monami Ghosh will be seen as the lead in the film. On Friday, the first look of Chanchal as Mrinal Sen and Monami as Gita Sen was revealed. 

Like Aparajito, the name of the director will be changed into a fictional name. Chanchal Chowdhury’s character will be designed as Mrinal Sen’s. However, the name will be different. Talking about playing the character of a doyen, Chanchal said, “It was a brave decision to play Mrinal Sen. It is to be seen if I have the courage and competence to play the character. My character is inspired by Mrinal Sen. As a third person, it sounds unbelievable that I will be seen as Mrinal Sen. However, we all have some aspirations and dreams.”

He is also glad to work with Srijit. Chanchal said that any artiste/ actor would want to work with him. “Srijit and I were scheduled to work together in Robindronath Ekhane Kawkhono Khete Aashenni. REKKA was supposed to take place in Bangladesh. However, that got cancelled because of the pandemic. I always felt it was a miss. I wanted to work with him. He wanted to work with me and that is finally happening with Padatik. I am really hopeful that this is going to be a good film,” he said.  

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