Srijit dedicates his National award to ‘Ritu da’

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Kolkata: Just after winning the best director for Chatushkone, Srijit Mukherji dedicated his laurel late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh.“I dedicate the award to Ritu da (Rituparno Ghosh) and to the rest of the team who was involved in it. Ritu da was a part and parcel of the team who made Chotushkone,” he said.

Bengali film Chotushkone, which released last year, is about the story of four directors who are from different backgrounds. The cast includes three National Award-winning directors – Goutam Ghose, Aparna Sen and Kaushik Ganguly. Rituparno Ghosh, who died two years ago, was also supposed to act in the film which was on the cards for a long time. Actor Parambrata Chatterjee had to be roped in to play the role later on.

“We faced a lot of difficulties in making the film but now we all are feeling very good that it has got a national recognition,” said Srijit, who made his film debut with the superhit Autograph in 2010.

His next film Nirbaak will release in May and he is currently shooting for Rajkahini, a film set in 1947.

His earlier release Jaatishwar starring Prosenjit had won four national awards in the categories of Best Playback Singer (Male), Best Costume Design, Best Music Direction and Best Make-up Artist in 2014.