Mithun and Mamata Shankar to reunite after 46 years after Mrinal Sen's Mrigayaa.
Mamata Shankar, Mithun Chakraborty in Mrigayaa
After 46 years of Mrinal Sen’s National Award-winning film Mrigaya, Mithun Chakraborty and Mamata Shankar will be reuniting in Avijit Sen’s family drama, Projapoti. Besides, Dev will be playing the son of Mithun in the film. The veteran actor and Dev were last seen together in Ravi Kinagi’s Herogiri in 2015. Meanwhile, Avijit and Dev worked together in Tonic (2021) which is currently streaming on Zee5. The new film also features Koneenica Banerjee and Ambarish Bharracharya and will go on the floors on July 5.
In a chat with Etimes, Dev said that it was a big deal getting Mithun and Mamata Shankar together on the project. He also said that he almost shares a father-son relationship with Mithun in real life. “I think that camaraderie will help. Whenever I needed any help, he came forward wholeheartedly. He is my go-to person in real life,” the actor said. Meanwhile, it is reported that Mithun treated Dev with a scrumptious spread of luchi, alur dum and chicken when the latter visited him to read the script. The actor also expressed his gratitude that Mithun agreed to work in the film despite his busy schedule and health condition. “Dada (Mithun) liked the script,” Dev said.
Avijit’s earlier drama Tonic saw a huge box office success. Veteran actor Paran Bandyopadhyay, who plays Jaladhar Sen – the protagonist in the film, has garnered critical appreciation from different quarters. The family drama delves into the discontent between Jaladhar and his son. With the entry of Tonic (Dev) – a travel agent, who takes Jaladhar and his wife on a foreign trip – the film becomes a complete entertainer. After the success of the film, Dev and Avijit are pairing up once again with Mithun and Mamata Shankar on board. Projapoti will be filmed in Kolkata and Varanasi.