Rituparno Ghosh has not left us: Prosenjit

Prosenjit Chatterjee, who had a release last April, has one this year too. And both happen to be with director Kaushik Ganguly. “Last year, it was ‘Drishtikone’, and this year, it’s ‘Jyeshthoputro’,” he said. While Prosenjit plays the title role — the elder brother — the character of his younger brother is essayed by Ritwick Chakraborty. The actor said the film will always be close to his heart as it brings back the memory of another director he had closely worked with. 

“Ritu has left behind some memorable films, and Kaushik too is known for his own gharana. He has made films like ‘Nagarkirtan’, ‘Chotoder Chobi’ and so many others. Ritu had conceived the story of ‘Jyeshthoputro’ after my mother passed away and to me, this film is a cinematic union of these two directors. Back then, the film could not be made, but I am happy that Kaushik finally managed to develop the story based on his concept. Ritu has not left us, he is there on a banner, a film poster… I am happy that he is everywhere as he knew films and nothing else,” he said, adding that the director had immense contribution in his career and life.

After long, the actor said a film has released, which deals with the relationship between two brothers. “It’s a story that anyone will be able to relate to. There’s nothing larger than life about it. It’s not about a hero and a heroine,” he said. Prosenjit has already scored a hat-trick with Kaushik Ganguly as this is their third film together after ‘Drishtikone’ and ‘Kishore Kumar Junior’.