Bringing in the puja fervour four months before Bengal's biggest festival, debutante
director Suman Maitra's film 'Doshomi' is set to be released next month with 'Kahaani' actor Indraneil Sengupta and Tolly star Koel Mallick paired for the first time.
"The film, a total family entertainer revolving round the five days of the festivities in the backdrop of north Kolkata, will mark the pre-puja phase in July and thus stretch the days a little ahead," Maitra said as the first clips of the film were unveiled at the popular 23 pally community Durgapuja mandap in the southern parts yesterday.
With the traditional 'dhak' beat reaching crescendo as the lead pair posed before the permanent idol of the goddess at the puja 'mandap', Indraneil gushed how he perfected steps
of the 'dhunuchi' dance before the goddess for the first time in his life.
"I had heard a lot about 'dhunuchi' dance, which Bengali won't have! I had seen images of the dance earlier, but this was for the first time I did it before the idol, on camera, and it was an ecstatic,never-before experience," the Autograph-actor recalled.
Affirming he had not soaked into Kolkata's Durga Puja flavour earlier. Indraneil, however, said "I had seen Durga Puja celebrations in Mumbai but going by the experience of shooting in a make-believe Durga Puja set in a park in Baghbazar, I wish to be here during the real puja time to witness the frenzy."
"But offcourse the real puja will be preceded by the celluloid Durga Puja in the city of Maa this year, I am sure," he said. more