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Exclusive! Parno Mittra in Sreelekha Mitra’s next

After Ebong Chhad, Sreelekha is planning to start the next one, Baranda, of her anthology soon after Puja

Exclusive! Parno Mittra in Sreelekha Mitra’s next
Sreelekha Mitra and Parno Mittra
  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 01.47 PM, Sep 18, 2022


Sreelekha Mitra’s directorial venture continues. After debuting with Bitter Half, the actress has recently screened her next directorial venture, Ebong Chhad, to a handful of cine buffs in Kolkata. The film has been appreciated by the audience. Ebong Chhad is the first part of her anthology. Now, the actress-turned-director is all set to begin the second part of the anthology. Parno Mittra will be seen as the lead of the short film, Baranda. Sreelekha plans to complete all four shorts together and comp[ile into one film for a theatrical release. Later, she plans for a digital release as well. 

Talking about her collaboration with Sreelekha, Parno told OTTplay, “Yes, I am working with Sreelekhadi. I watched her Ebong Chhad and I really liked it. It is almost a silent film and the use of sound is outstanding. It has a world cinema vibe in it. Sreelekhadi briefed me about the story of the next one and I liked it. It has less dialogue. I find that to be challenging. dialogues, in whatever form, help to communicate. When there is no dialogue, it becomes more intriguing.”

Sreelekha is also excited about her work. “I am glad that the first bit has been appreciated so much by the people who watched it. I will start the next one with Parno. While more often we see Parno in a very glammed-up avatar, I always felt that there is a melancholy in her face. That will be perfect for Baranda,” said the director. 

Sreelekha’s film has an intricate soundscape and Tapan Bhattacharya of Roopkala Kendra is working on the sound. “I am working with talented people and trying to portray unconventional storytelling. More than stars, I am looking for characters. Also, I cannot limit myself just as an actor. Direction is liberating for me,” Sreelekha said.