Saswata losing weight for Arindam’s next Shabor film

Arindam Sil’s next film in the Shabor franchise, ‘Tirandaj Shabor’, will go on the floors from mid-November and will be shot in Maithon, Kolkata and Asansol.

The director is quite happy that Saswata Chatterjee, who reprises the role of Shabor Dasgupta in the film, has already lost weight and is now into fitness. “I am happy the way Apu (Saswata) is losing weight as this film has a lot of fight sequences and for that he has to look toned and fit. Judo Ramu will do the fight sequences keeping social distancing in mind,” said Sil in an exclusive chat with ETimes.

In between the location hunt for his film, Arindam had recently posted a picture on social media and wrote: “Miracles happen every time I am out with my team for a recce. And this time too the tradition continues. What might seem so very ordinary to all eyes, never knew that my search for something specific would end here. The house that you see at the background is where the great writer #SirshenduMukherjee use to reside once. And the location I have been hunting for since morning is for #TirandajShabor (written by Sirshendu Da). (sic)

Speaking about the cast of ‘Tirandaj Shabor’, the ‘Mayakumari’ director adds: “Saswata Chatterjee, Subhrajit, Devlina Kumar, Padmanabha Dasgupta, Joydip Kundu, Anirban Chakraborti, Shankar Chakraborty, Debjani Chatterjee and many more are in this film. There will be a really special actor in a crucial character which remains a surprise. I will also introduce Rammani who is a brilliant dancer and she plays one of the important characters.”

We asked the director what’s the main difference between his next one and the previous Shabor films and Arindam reveals the entire approach and treatment will be completely different: “You would find so many elements. There is love story, there is crime… and some high-octane action sequences.”