RBN Web Desk: Popular Bangladeshi actor Arifin Shuvo is all set to flaunt his culinary skills in a new Indian film to be directed by Ranjan Ghosh. The film will be produced by Tollywood actress Rituparna Sengupta’s production house Bhavna Aaj O Kal. Rituparna will play the female lead in the film opposite the 35-year old actor.
Titled Aha Re, Arifin Shuvo will be seen as a chef in the film, while Rituparna will play a home cook.
Ranjan said that Aha Re will be a food film, which in fact, is a love story with a difference. It doesn’t tread the lines of a typical love story, he added.
Director Arindam Sil’s Swade Ahlade was probably the first food film in Bengali. It released in 2015 but was made for the small screen. Scribe turned director Pratim D Gupta’s Maacher Jhol was the first proper food film. It released last year and was a box office success.
The first phase of Aha Re’s shooting will be held later this month. The next phase is scheduled for March.
Ranjan debuted as a director with his 2014 film Hrid Majharey which had Abir Chatterjee and Raima Sen in the lead. The film won critical acclaim. His next film, Rong Beronger Kori, is slated to release in March. The film has Chiranjit Chakraborty, Arunima Ghosh, Kharaj Mukherjee, Soham Chakraborty, and Rituparna as part of the cast.