The movie directed by Leena Ganguly and Saibal Banerjee, is scheduled to start shooting by September
Tollywood actors Paoli Dam, Dev and Srabanti Chatterjee
When superstars Dev Adhikari and Paoli Dam unite on the big screen, magic happens. Testifying to this, is their 2019 hit Sanjhbati which did wonders at the box office. Now in a surprise to their fans, they are reuniting again with the director duo, in a complex relationship film Khelaghar, along-side actress Srabanti Chatterjee.
With three superstars in its kitty, Khelaghar is slated to be the next big thing in the Bengali film industry. When asked about the upcoming project, Dev expressed his excitement. With the story idea in development for quite some time now, the audience will get to revisit the dynamic of Dev-Paoli, along with the treat of getting to see Srabanti in a new avatar.
Calling her an underrated actress, Dev mentioned that Srabanti is a brilliant artiste, who should not be typecast. He also lauded the storytelling of directors Saibal and Leena, calling it engaging and believes that the way the story progresses with the three characters in Khelaghar is fascinating.
Looking forward to the intriguing journey, Paoli has been a part of two of the director duo’s previous projects. She feels that all of their movies address important and relevant social issues that are woven around real characters, making them relatable to the audiences, as the subjects are so sensitive. She remarked how people loved her and Dev’s pairing in Sanjhbati, and they receive frequent messages to share screen space again. Thus, the movie will definitely be a surprise to their fans.
Director Leena Ganguly also appreciated the artistes in the cast. Calling Dev a director’s actor, she praised his sincerity and said the actor is full of energy and asks relevant questions about his character. On the other hand, she feels that Paoli is a strong, intense actress, who is capable of bringing out various shades to a character with her expressive eyes. “All of us live in a khelaghar. It is a relationship story revolving around a modern crisis,” added Leena.
The filming for Khelaghar is expected to begin around August-September.