Kolkata: A biopic on legendary Indian revolutionary Khudiram Bose has been shelved following a rift between the producer and the director. The film had a number of leading Bengali actors as part of the cast.
Industry sources told RBN, the Khudiram biopic was being produced by Upendra Shrivastav, with Amit Ghosh as the director. Nearly 85 percent of the film was already canned. Around six days of shooting was left for the film, when production stopped, sources added.
Sagnik Chowdhury was playing Khudiram in the biopic in his first major big screen appearance. The actor had earlier appeared in films like Rituparno Ghosh’s Dosar (2006) and Aparna Sen’s The Japanese Wife (2010). That aside, he has also worked with directors like Anup Sengupta in Raja Babu (2004), Buddhadeb Dasgupta in Kalpurush (2008), and Anjan Dutt in BBD (yet to release).
The film on Khudiram also had Aparajita Adhya as the freedom fighter’s elder sister and Biswanath Chakraborty as his brother-in-law.
Sources claimed that another director was willing to complete the project but the producer seems to have lost interest.