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Indraneil Sengupta on playing Feluda: It is a dream role for me

Directed by Sandip Ray, Satyajit Ray’s Hatyapuri will be released on Christmas

  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 07.56 AM, Jun 15, 2022

Indraneil Sengupta on playing Feluda: It is a dream role for me
Indraneil Sengupta

While Srijit Mukherji’s Feludar Goyendagiri is set to be streamed on Hoichoi from June 17, Sandip Ray revealed the first look of his Feluda flick, Hatyapuri, with Indraneil Sengupta as the iconic sleuth on June 14. Besides, the poster was also released at the do. Along with The director and Indraneil, veteran actor Paran Bandopadhyay, Abhijit Guha, Ayush Das, and others were also present at the event. Jointly Produced By Ghoshal Media Entertainment & Shadow Films, the film will be released on Christmas. After his role in Zee5’s newsroom drama The Broken News with Sonali Bendre, Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaonkar, Indraneil said that he wanted to play Feluda for a long time.

Talking to the press, Indraneil said that bagging the role for him was like a dream-come-true moment. “In Bengal, almost all the characters are used to playing multiple detective characters. I always wanted to play Feluda. This is my dream role. I remember when Benuda (Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, who played Feluda in Sandip Ray’s multiple films) announced that he would not be playing Feluday anymore, I went to meet Babuda (Sandip Ray). That was the first time I went out to ask for a role. I told him to consider me since Benuda had stepped down. I told him that I have wanted to play this character since my younger days. After six years, I am finally playing Feluda. Dreams do come true,” said the actor, who has played another significant Bengali detective character, Kiriti Roy.

Sandip too expressed his excitement about the film. Talking about Paran Bandyopadhyay, he said, “I don’t think we can make a Feluda on the big screen without him. He has been there since the first one – Bombaiyer Bombete.” Paran plays Pulak Ghosal – Lalmohan Ganguly’s neighbour and a filmmaker in Mumbai -- in Bombaiyer Bombete. In Hatyapuri, He is playing the character of DG Sen. 

The news film is based on Feluda’s adventure in Puri. Talking about Hatyapuri, Sandip said, “Puri is nearby and a destination that does not involve a lot of logistical issues. Hence we chose Hatyapuri, which is a brilliant story to tell.” In the film, Abhijit Guha will be seen as Jatayu and Ayush Das as Topshe.