Recently, a Bengali mini-television drama series allegedly based on legendary actor Uttam Kumar’s life has created ripples in the households of Bengali, which airs at 7:00 pm on Star Jalsha. The Prosenjit Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, ”very excited about her Suchitra Sen” starrer show has been in the news since the first day of its telecast.
Directed by Birsa Dasgupta, Mahanaya is conceptualized by Kamaleswar Mukherjee, director of Meghe Dhaka Tara and Chander Pahar.
Reportedly, some noted personalities are not happy with the content of the show and veteran actress Sabitri Chatterjee is one of them. The Padma Shri and Banga Bibhushan awardee, who has worked in ‘Maruteertha Hinglaj’, ‘Bhranti Bilash’, ‘Mouchak’, ‘Dhanni Meye’, ‘Grihadaha’ and other classic hits with Mahanayak Uttam Kumar
Chatterjee tells that, “A lot of things, which didn’t happen in real life, are being shown on the show. The makers have made it but that doesn’t mean I have to watch it.” She is currently shooting for a comedy where she plays the lead along with Abir Chatterjee and Arunima Ghosh.