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2011 Dadasaheb Phalke Award goes to actor Soumitra Chatterjee

2011 Dadasaheb Phalke Award goes to actor Soumitra Chatterjee
Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee will receive the 2011 Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime contribution to cinema.

Chatterjee, 77, is one of the most well-known actors in Bengali cinema. He is known for his collaborations with Satyajit Ray in films like Ghore Baire and Shakha Proshakha. He made his debut with Ray’s Apur Sansar in 1959. He has also worked with renowned directors Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha.

He was recently seen in Suman Ghosh’s Nobel Chor in the role of a school teacher in 2011.

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the highest honour in Indian cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution.

For Soumitra Chatterjee’s interview from our archive, click here.
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Mamata Shankar thrilled to collaborate with Martin Scorsese

Mamata Shankar thrilled to collaborate with Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese has shown keen interest in revising and restoring Mamata Shankar's legendary father Uday Shankar's film Kalpana. Sheepishly Mamata confesses she has been not as swift and professional in her dealings with Martin Scorsese as she should have. "He has indeed been very interested. But I've not been able to keep up the communication with Martin as much as I'd like to. I'm so busy with many different things. Apart from looking after my family and work I also have a mother (former danseuse Amala Shankar) who is over 90. All this is no excuse for putting behind a project as important as a restoration of my father's film." Mamata now intends to interact seriously with Martin Scorsese and get the restoration work off the ground. "I feel it's a great responsibility that has been put forward for me. I can't thank Martin Scorsese enough for taking such keen interest in Kalpana.
See full article at BollywoodHungama »

Mamata Shankar thrilled to collaborate with Martin Scorsese

Mamata Shankar thrilled to collaborate with Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese has shown keen interest in revising and restoring Mamata Shankar's legendary father Uday Shankar's film Kalpana. Sheepishly Mamata confesses she has been not as swift and professional in her dealings with Martin Scorsese as she should have. "He has indeed been very interested. But I've not been able to keep up the communication with Martin as much as I'd like to. I'm so busy with many different things. Apart from looking after my family and work I also have a mother (former danseuse Amala Shankar) who is over 90. All this is no excuse for putting behind a project as important as a restoration of my father's film." Mamata now intends to interact seriously with Martin Scorsese and get the restoration work off the ground. "I feel it's a great responsibility that has been put forward for me. I can't thank Martin Scorsese enough for taking such keen interest in Kalpana.
See full article at BollywoodHungama »

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