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Rahul on 14 years of Chirodini Tumi Je Amar: Raj’s humiliation could instigate a newcomer like me to become suicidal

Raj Chakraborty said he cannot pay attention to such claims.

Rahul on 14 years of Chirodini Tumi Je Amar: Raj’s humiliation could instigate a newcomer like me to become suicidal
Rahul and Raj Chakraborty
  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 04.32 PM, Aug 15, 2022

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In 2008, Raj Chakraborty’s Chirodini Tumi Je Amar was released. It took no time to become a smashing hit. Rahul Banerjee, who was a debutant, paired up with Priyanka Sarkar and delivered the blockbuster hit. In fact, the hero and the heroine of the film later developed a relationship and got married. On August 15, while recalling the 14 years of the film, Rahul claimed that he was mentally tortured by the director Raj Chakraborty. 

In an interview with OTTplay, Rahul said, “I was a rank newcomer then. I went through a lot of misbehaviour by Raj. In an interview with an established Bengali daily, he claimed that I was ‘dishonest’, and he would never work with me. I was young and he was a superstar by then. Nobody asked me for my reaction. It was so frustrating. He literally demoralised me as a budding actor. His constant humiliation could instigate a newcomer like me to become suicidal.”

Elaborating some of the discords on sets, Rahul said that before casting him, he was asked if he could ride a two-wheeler. “While I was not proficient, I was young and I saw the offer as a big opportunity for me. I said I would manage. I had time to improve. I was brutally yelled at. Riding a two-wheeler cannot be the only marker of an actor. It became mental torture since then. The saddest bit is the director who offered me the biggest break could never become my mentor. Ravi Ojha will always be my mentor,” he said. 

OTTplay contacted Raj Chakraborty for his reaction. The director said, “I am busy with many things. I cannot comment on such matters.”

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