Sharmila Tagore to Speak at Ray Memorial Event

Kolkata: Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore will talk about her long association with filmmaker Satyajit Ray, and her experience of working in his films, at an upcoming event to be held in the city on 28 April. The programme is being organised by the Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives, more popularly known as the Ray Society.

The two-time national award winning actress will converse with editor-columnist Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri.

Chief executive officer (CEO) of the Ray Society, Arup K De, told RBN: “The event is being held to observe Ray’s 97th birth anniversary. We have invited Sharmila Tagore this year to speak on her mentor.”

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Sharmila Tagore made her debut in Ray’s Apur Sansar (1959) and went on to work for him in Devi (1960), Nayak (1966), Aranyer Din Ratri (1970), and Seemabaddha (1971).

The conversation will be followed by two audio-visual presentations by Ray’s filmmaker son Sandip, compiled from his father’s speeches and interviews.

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The Ray Society organises this event every year where people who have worked closely with the director are invited to speak on him.

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