Only this year, he was hosted Cannes Talent Lab at with 15 other international directors. But Aditya Vikram Sengupta, who travelled to the festival with his project, Memories & My Mother, has now put it on hold for another film, Jonaki (working title).Starring yesteryear actress Lolita Chatterjee in the lead, the film is about dreams and reality .
“An 80-year-old woman, belonging to a certain time in Bengal, emerges from the forest one day and spends a few days in an abandoned school. There she finds a dozen people; among them is her childhood friend. It is a narra tive of strong feelings, told through dreams. The thing is, I dream a lot and remember most of my dreams,” said Aditya, whose last film, Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of Love) fetched him both nationa and international recognition.