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Rani, Kajol are among Basu Chatterjee's favourite

Veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, famous for evergreen hits like Chhoti Si Baat and Rajnigandha, finds Rani Mukherjee and Kajol the best among the current lot of Bollywood actresses.

entertainment Updated: Nov 21, 2009 20:37 IST

Rani, KajolVeteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee, famous for evergreen hits like Chhoti Si Baat and Rajnigandha, finds Rani Mukherjee and Kajol the best among the current lot of Bollywood actresses.

"Rani is good, and so is Kajol. Katrina? No not really," said Chatterjee, who was here to attend a global documentary film festival at the Marwah studios.

The director, whose last Hindi film was Gudgudee in 1997, is currently working on a Bengali film Trishonku.

Chatterjee created a genre in film-making for himself in the 70s and 80s with his middle-class family dramas shown in a humorous manner.

Talking about comedy films of today, Chatterjee said, "They are well-made films and the directors cater to a certain audience. My films deal with middle-class problems because I come from the same background."

Although he watches very few Bollywood films today, Chatterjee praised Naseeruddin Shah starrer A Wednesday and Shah Rukh Khan's Chak De India as "good films".

"I have watched A Wednesday, and also Chak De India, they are good. Priyadarshan's Kancheevaram is another very good movie," he said.

Chatterjee, who had also directed the detective series 'Byomkesh Bakshi' for Doordarshan in 1993, has no plans to return to the small screen.