The actor will also be crooning a song in the film.
Parambrata Chatterjee will essay the titular character Gouranga in Srijit Mukherji’s upcoming film, Lawho Gouranger Naam Re. Not just that, this time the talented actor-director will also sing kirtan renditions for the film, lending his voice quite literally to the strains sung by his character, Sri Chaitanya in the film. Priyanka Sarkar will play Lakshmipriya, another historically significant character in the film.
In his statement to The Times of India, Parambrata said that he came to know about the character in 2019 through Srijit, which was followed by a conversation on the prospect of belting out songs for the film too. Mentioning the socio-political significance of Sri Chaitanya, he went on to add that he began researching about the character back in 2019 itself and aims to plan his approach to the portrayal better now, with the film schedule sorted in his mind.
Coming to the context of floating reports of Jisshu Sengupta’s casting in the film Parambrata said that considering his ‘iconic rendition of Sri Chaitanya on television’, the curiosity about the casting is but natural but he talked with Srijit on the film two years ago.
Talking about casting Parambrata in the film, director Srijit Mukerji said that they had also had a conversation on the planning and scheduling of Lawho Gouranger Naam Re and that the two of them had discussed the actor’s going bald for the character too. Srijit had also asked Parambrata to read up on Sri Chaitanya.
Zeroing in on the prospect of Parambrata going bald for his character in the film, Srijit said that many things would have to be considered, such as prosthetics or a real bald look. “To play Gauranga, a particular shape of the head is needed and that is difficult to gauge when one has hair,” he said, adding that he would reach a decision jointly with Somnath Kundu, the makeup artist in the film.
Parambrata is considering the idea too in terms of what will work best for the role, also given that he has quite a few upcoming Hindi projects at hand.
In the meantime, Parambrata, Priyanka and Srijit will also act in poet Srijato’s debut film, Manabjamin. It is expected that the romantic comedy will go on floors soon.