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(2012)

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Though in the film the cellphone proves to be a tool for Bob Biswas as his prospective victim's photo is sent to him via MMS, in real life Saswata Chatterjee (who portrayed Bob Biswas )doesn't even use a mobile and has only a landline number as a point of contact.
The climactic Durga Puja sequence was shot at the Ballygunge Cultural Club pandal on Dussehra.
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Vidya Balan was the very first choice for the film.
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Vidya Balan prepared for her role by interacting with pregnant woman and Gynaecologist she learned about the difficulties faced by woman during pregnancy and their also superstitious followed by some.
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Sujoy Ghosh built Khan as a character with lean physical build but full of mental strength, loyalty and patriotism. Khan smokes a relatively cheap brand of cigarette (Gold Flake) despite his high official post; Nawazuddin Siddiqui had smoked that brand of cigarette throughout his struggling days.
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Saswata Chatterjee (Bob Biswas) used to play the character of "Topshe" in the Bengali TV adaptations of the "Feluda" until 2001. Parambrata Chatterjee (who plays Inspector Satyaki Sinha/Rana) replaced him on 2003 and since then he plays the role in four Bengali movie adaptations.
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui got a major breakthrough with this film as he struggled for 12 years in just small character roles. After Kahaani he became one of the busiest actors.
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Popular Hindi song Jane Ja Dhoondta Phir Raha's Bengali version can be heard playing on the streets of Kolkatta in many scenes.
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The film was shot totally in Kolkata and most on the streets. Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee had encouraged Sujoy Ghosh to shoot the film in Kolkata.
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The role of Rana was earlier offered to Chandan Roy Sanyal who opted due to other commitments.
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Apart from Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Darshan Jariwala the rest were all actors from Bengali films.
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Saswata Chatterjee who plays the evil villain Bob went to see the film with his wife where in his wife would close her eyes whenever he appeared on screen because he was too evil in the film.
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