Anirban is also all set to make his directorial debut with the web series Mandaar, which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Anirban Bhattacharya fans are in for a treat. The talented actor is putting on his directorial hat for not one, but two Hoichoi originals. While one is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play Macbeth, titled Mandaar, the other is a new detective franchise, titled Swapan Kumar Obolomboney Bottolar Goyenda.
The hookline of the motion poster that was dropped by Hoichoi on Instagram, goes, “With a gun in one hand and a knife in another, it’s only Deepak Chatterjee who can climb up pipes so easily.”
Have a look at the motion poster here:
Anirban is gearing up for his directorial debut with Mandaar. The web series features Sohini Sarkar, Debasish Mondal, Debesh Roychowdhury and Shankar Debnath in the lead roles. It was shot in the interior locations of Mandarmani and Tajpur.
In an interview with the TOI in February this year, the actor had said that initially he was feeling low on confidence about turning a director, because it’s not just about having storytelling abilities or an aesthetic sense but “a lot about having basic technical knowledge.” The training of the technical aspects of filmmaking that should be known by a filmmaker is something he learned on the sets and it eventually became an 'exciting journey' for the Dwitiyo Purush actor.
That’s not all. Anirban Bhattacharya will also be seen in Dhrubo Banerjee’s debut web series on Hoichoi, titled Tiktiki. Joining him in the cast is prominent actor Kaushik Ganguly.
On the other hand, Dhrubo Banerjee has the much-awaited sports drama biopic Golondaaj set for a theatrical release during Durga Puja. The period feature is based on the life of the father of Indian football, Nagandra Prasad Adhikari. It also stars Anirban Bhattacharya in an unrevealed role.
Anirban is the actor and now director to look forward to in Hoichoi’s season 5. The actor might just have the possibility to become a full-time director if both his projects are well-loved by the viewers.