Bengali filmmaker Agnidev Chatterjee signs up actor Rituparna Sengupta for his latest Hindi film and says she is his lucky mascot.
After a successful run in Tollywood, filmmaker Agnidev Chatterjee is stepping into the Hindi film arena. “Tere Aane Se”, a romantic comedy, has just gone on the floors. Chatterjee and his team of actors, including Purab Kohli, Rituparna Sengupta, Hiten Tejwani and Vikram Gokhale, were in the Capital recently to shoot at the Qutub Minar, Connaught Place and the India Gate.
Chatterjee took out some time to take up a few questions on his work and the film. Excerpts:
What is the storyline of “Tere Aane Se”?
It is a romantic film where a couple meets and falls in love much against the wish of their parents and suddenly, their life change.
The nub of the film is how they survive without each other for 21 years and whether they will meet again or not. Since the film has lots of conflicts. It’s an interesting story and we have a very supporting and able star cast and we will be using real locations for the shooting.
What is the star cast of the film? Who are the music composer and the script writer?
Purab Kohli, Rituparna Sengupta, Hiten Tejwani, Rati Agnihotri, Vikram Gokhale, Smita Jaykar, Shahbaz Khan, Murli Sharma, Yashpal Sharma, Mukesh Tiwary and Vinay Apte are in the lead roles. Rahul Bose has written the script and the music is composed by Palash Muchhal.
You started your shooting for the film at Jodhpur and now you are in Delhi. Will the shooting be largely in north India?
We began with Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur with the shooting of a romantic song. Then, we moved to Chand Baori which is a step well situated in the village of Abhaneri, 90 kms from Jaipur.
Thereafter, we went to Agra for the shooting of a rock song with the backdrop of Taj Mahal, some part of the shoot was also done in Mehtab Bagh garden which is situated in the north of the Taj Mahal complex. After shooting in different locations of Delhi, we will travel to Manali for 4 days. Later, we will also go to Shimla and then to Mumbai. We will also go to Canada.
You have directed worked in many Bengali films like “Charulata”, “3 Kanya”, “Mrs Sen” and “A Political Murder” with Rituparna Sengupta. You have also signed taken her for your first Hindi Film.
She is my lucky mascot. She is a very talented actress and her role in most of my films suits her character. Looking at her acting ability and the dynamic range, I often prefer her for my films. The script of “Tere Aane Se” was also written keeping Rituparna in mind.
Are you planning to produce any more Hindi film in future?
It’s just the beginning of my journey in Hindi films but yes, whenever I will get a chance I would like to produce some.