Kolkata: City-based independent musician Tanmoy Saadhak and popular actor Anindya Chatterjee, have come together for a new video song to generate awareness against drug abuse. The video, directed by Atreyee Sen and supported by Kolkata Police, released online yesterday.
The idea of the video song was conceived around three years back by the then Kolkata Police anti-narcotics cell chief Amit Chatterjee. He had plans to make the video with Anindya and was hunting for a sound that would appeal to the present-day youths. Amit came across one of Tanmoy’s songs on the internet and the project took off. The singer performed the song—Say No to Drugs—live at a number of Kolkata Police events.
Work on the video, however, got delayed as Amit and other concerned senior police officials were transferred. Tanmoy recently revived the project and Kolkata Police extended all help in this regard.
Anindya told RBN, “It feels good to be a part of a project that serves the society. I hope the message in the video reaches people who are addicted to narcotics or are trying to come out of the situation.”
Anindya is an active campaigner for Kolkata Police to generate awareness on substance abuse.
Speaking about the video song, Tanmoy said, “I have performed at several colleges and have witnessed first-hand how today’s youths are wasting themselves to drugs. It prompted me to make the video to reach a larger audience.”
The video has Depopriyo Mukherjee in the role of a youth addicted to drugs. The music has been composed and performed by Tanmoy.