01 October, 2020

Rupali Guha

The daughter of filmmaker Basu Chatterjee on her first Bengali film, Porichoy

Rupali Guha

Why did you decide to do a Bengali film?

Though I was born and brought up in Mumbai, I’m essentially a Bengali, so it made perfect sense to make a Bengali movie.

Porichoy is about a daughter reconnecting with his NRI father after 12 years. What compelled you to tell this story?

When studying abroad, I was intrigued by Indians' stories. Initially I thought the film would have multiple tales, but realised soon that the father-daughter story was compelling enough.

Do you feel the pressure of having to live up to expectations, as the daughter of a renowned filmmaker?

I do feel a certain amount of pressure. It took a long time to show my father the rushes.

What about the pressure of having to reproduce the enormous success of your hit television serial Uttaran?

My long television stint has made me confident of my medium and has helped in my filmmaking.

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