The actor took to his social media to inform his fans
After Abir Chatterjee, Jisshu U Sengupta, Parambrata Chatterjee, and Anirban Bhattacharya, it is Dev who will be seen as the new Byomkesh Bakshi. The actor took to his social media to inform his fans. OTTPlay has reported that Srijit Mukherji would be directing a brand new Byomkesh story, Durgo Rohoshyo. Shadow Films was supposed to produce the film. According to Dev’s Tweet, it is still a Shadow Films production. However, the actor, in his social media communication, stated that the cast, crew, and director will be announced soon.
In his Tweet, Dev wrote, “On the completion of 17 years in the Industry… Announcing my next as an Actor. “BYOMKESH দুর্গ রহস্য"... Produced by @DEV_PvtLtd and @ShadowFilmsHere .. Need all your blessings as always. Cast, Crew, Director announcement to follow soon.”
Interestingly, Dev’s Tweet came minutes after Srijit rubbished a media report claiming that Dev was his Byomkesh Bakshi. In his Tweet, he said that it was a bogus piece of news. There has never been any plan to cast Dev in his Byomkesh. He further claimed that he might want to cast Dev in another historical character later.
According to sources close to the industry, Srijit planned to cast Anirban Bhattacharya in the role. He also planned Madhurima Basak as Satyabati. The rights of Durgo Rohoshyo were with Shadow Films’ Shyam Sundar Dey. In 2018, Sayantan Ghosal directed the film under their production with Parambrata as Byomkesh. However, this time Srijit was supposed to direct the film. The new film was supposed to be a collaboration between Shadow Films and SVF. Meanwhile, Dev’s production house got involved and the actor announced that he will be seen as Byomkesh. Will Rukmini Maitra play his Satyabati? Most importantly, will Srijit direct the same film? Only time will tell.