Filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay has roped in the unusual pair of Rahul Bose and Konkona Sharma in his next film. This pair was last seen together in the much acclaimedMr. And Mrs. Iyer
. Rahul and Konkona will now be seen playing Amit and Labanya in Mukhopadhyay's adaptation of the Tagore classic 'Shesher Kabita'.
Suman, who will be directing the film, wants to concentrate on this love story and more so, on the characters not forgetting the aspect of puzzlement in all human relationships. Since the film will be based on the characters, Suman needed good actors who could also step into the shoes of the characters that Tagore has created. Besides both characters are erudite and have a strong intellectual background. Hence, Suman's casting of Rahul and Konkona. The film's shoot will take place in May-June, in Kolkata, Shillong and Oxford. Confirming this Rahul tweeted, "Looks like @konkonas and I will be in a love story again. Based on a famous Tagore novel. More details anon!"
For starters, 'Shesher Kabita' recounts the love story of Amit Ray, and Labanya. Amit who is a barrister educated at Oxford, meets Labanya in a car accident and their love blossoms in the hills of Shillong. Their love, however, does not culminate in marriage.