“We have two days of shoot left. It had to be postponed because of my back injury, but now I am fit enough. After this, I will start shooting for Kismish in March. Some portions of Commando’s shoot will be shot abroad as per the storyline, so we have to wait for that till the situation improves there,” informs Dev.
‘Golondaaz’ has a galaxy of stars including Dev, Ishaa Saha, Anirban Bhattacharya, Srikanto Acharya among others. Dev will play the titular role of Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, the open-minded, prolific sportsperson who is touted to be the father of Indian football.
Besides Dev playing Nagendra, the character of Bhargav will be essayed by Anirban Bhattacharya. Bhargav is this film’s surprise element, a freedom fighter who is responsible for instilling the nationalist angle in the narrative. The character Kamalini will be played by Ishaa Saha. She is the princess of Sovabazar, married to Nagendra and contributes to an amazing romantic side to the film. The otherwise shy, naïve girl, Kamalini, turns out to be one of Nagendra’s greatest supports.
Jeetendra will be played by Indrashish Ray, who is a fearsome, robust character whose love for his land made him ‘anti-British’. Jackson (name yet to be confirmed) is being essayed by American actor Alexx O’ Nell. He’s the finest British player reputed for his skills in the game. Surya Kumar Sarbadhikari — Nagendra’s father — will be played by singer Srikanto Acharya. Prasanna Kumar Sarbadhikari will be played by actor Joydeep Mukherjee. Prasanna is Surya Kumar’s elder brother, one of the leading educationists of the time. John Bhattacharya will be seen playing the character of Binod.