Before her death, she worked in two films – Raj Chakrabarty’s Dharmajuddha and Shiboprosad Mukherjee Nandita Roy’s Bela Shuru.
Last Updated: 05.33 AM, May 24, 2023
Thespian Swatilekha Sengupta passed away in June 2021. Before her death, she worked in two films – Raj Chakrabarty’s Dharmajuddha and Shiboprosad Mukherjee Nandita Roy’s Bela Shuru. On her birthday on May 22, Shiboprosad paid tribute to her.
Shiboprosad and Nandita made two films with her – Belaseshe and Bela Shuru. Soumitra Chatterjee and Swatilekha portray a new equation of relationship.
On his social media, Shiboprosad wrote, “There was a scene where Swatilekha’s character tells her husband that habit is love. When the shooting of that scene ended the entire unit cried. Soumitrada looked stunned. We embraced Swatidi. Soumitrada had no dialogue in the scene. Swatidi had the dialogues. This is one of the best scenes of Belaseshe to me. Happy birthday Swatilekha Sengupta!”
He posted two photos. In one of them, he embraced Swatilekha who had wet eyes. In another, Nandita Roy embraced the actress.
A person wrote in this post, “Belaseshe will be a philosophy in our daily life.” Another one wrote, “Not only to you, this scene of habit will be immemorable to all of us.”
People still remember that scene in Belaseshe where Swatilekha, in her Shantiniketan house, is packing the bags after coming back from the fair, and Soumitra sits beside her. They talk about their family, their expectations, and their disappointments. It is marked as one of the most profound tearjerkers in Bengali cinema. Many of the audience cried, and some held the hands of the persons beside them. Shiboprosad reminisced about that same scene in his writing.