Rom-com breezy after thriller with Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Bangla newbie Amrita Chatterjee

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Sep 25, 2014 18:43 IST

Having debuted in Buddhadev Dasgupta's Anwar Kia Azab Kissa opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui, young Tollywood heroine Amrita Chatterjee says switching over to rom-com genre from a serious crime thriller should come easily for any natural actor.

Amrita, daughter of a celebrated film journalist in Bengal, said her forthcoming flick 'Janla Diye Bou Palalo' (The wife's escapade through the window) is a modern-day tale based on an urban couple's life and a romantic comedy.

"The name reminds of a 60s' and 70s' Bengali family drama and the title actually is derived from a proverb 'Jamaibabu Kamlalebu, Janla Diye Bou Palalo'. The kind of proverb you associate with the 19th century rural Bengal, replete with humour and customs et al," she said.

"But drawing from the yesteryear values of Bengaliness it extends on the contemporary milieu, how the present day youth fall in relationships in a satirical way," she added. Chatterjee will be seen playing the female lead to her co-star Arjun Chakroborty, famous for his hit films Jodi Love Dile Na Praane and Chirodini Tumi Je Amar. Chakroborty plays the persuasive and stalking partner in the movie.

Amrita also recalls how she enjoyed the prolonged adda sessions with a veteran like Buddhadev Dasgupta in between shots of Anwar.

"I played the inspiration of Nawazuddin's sleuth character in the film as his bookworm friend, a non-breezy role with dollops of seriousness," she recalls about Anwar.

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