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Rituparno Ghosh turns lyricist for Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta has asked Rituparno Ghosh to write a song, and that too in Braj Bhasha, for her forthcoming film Exclusion.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2007 11:52 AM IST

Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh wears many hats. From director to costume designer to art director or even editing a widely read Bengali magazine. But in Deepa Mehta's and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer period film Exclusion, he turns a lyricist.

The Toronto-based Mehta has asked her prolific colleague from Kolkata to write a song, and that too in the Braj Bhasha.

"I think Rituparno is a wonderful human being and an astonishing filmmaker. But when I heard his songs in the Braj Bhasha sung by Shubha Mudgal for Raincoat, I knew I had found my lyricist for Kamagata Maru," Mehta told IANS.

"The song will be filmed on a nostalgia-driven Bihari travelling far away from home."

And Ghosh has agreed to do it.

"Deepa is someone whom I really respect. And why just her? I've also written Bengali dialogues for Mira Nair's TheNamesake and for a number of Aprana Sen's films including Yugant and her documentary An Unordinary City on Kolkata," Ghosh said.

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