Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee says his role of a writer with dual personalities,in director Kamaleswar Mukherjee’s Khawto, is one of the most complex characters he has portrayed on screen.Khawto is an erotic thriller.
It’s the story of a writer, who pens erotic novel and believes what he writes today the world will follow up later. I essay the role of the writer, Prosenjit told PTI.
Nirbed Lahiri may be a character who goes beyond the known system around us. He is sophisticated, he is scary at times. He has dual selves which struck two important women in his life. I can say it is one of the most complex roles I have portrayed so far, the Sankhachil star said.
Prosenjit, 53, added Lahiri is a man who has not been able to defeat the demons of his past.There are many people around us who carry and nurture wounds inflicted on their psyche and carry on in their normal lives but remain restive deep within. This manifests in certain moments of their lives which may turn
self-destructive. My character is one such soul.
The actor said for the first time something this bold was being attempted in Tollywood.We have seen many movies with bold content in Hollywood and even in Bollywood. But this is the first time we are trying something so bold for the Tollywood audience.The film also features Raima Sen and Paoli Dam in two
Paoli said, Khawto is a tale of love, lust and betrayal, its a dark love story which Bengali cinema had not seen at least in recent times.Heaping praise on his leading ladies, Prosenjit said Paoli is great and has matured as an actor. Raima has also matured a lot as an actor. They have executed difficult and complex scenes and worked hard.
The actor revealed he was offered the film eight years ago and while he gave his nod for the project, he felt the audience wasn’t ready then for such a bold subject. Kamaleswar came to me eight years ago with the script of Khawto when he was thinking of leaving the medical profession and making films. I liked the concept at the first go and told him that I will definitely do it.
But that was not the right time for such a bold subject. Now when we found that the audience have matured with the success of films like Shororipu we believe this is the right,time to do the film, Prosenjit said.