Joy Sengupta to star in Zoya Akhtar’s web series
Kolkata, Sep 4 PTI : Actor Joy Sengupta has joined the Hindi Web series “Made in Heaven”, which will be co-produced by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti.
“This will be my first web series in Hindi.The history of ‘Made in Heaven’ will revolve around a marriage company that spreads old wedding plans and its competitor, which is entirely concerned with the restoration of modern weddings, Joy, who is currently seeing the Bengali feature “Bilu Rakkhosh”, told PTI.
The actor will also be part of a web series in Bengali titled “Hello” to be produced by Shree Venkatesh Films.
It will be seen in the upcoming Hindi film “Jhalki” – a film based on ‘Bachpan Bacholano Andolan’ by Kailash Satyarthi.
“‘Jhalki’ is a film about child labor and was filmed in Mirzapur-Benaras. I am very keen to see the audience’s response to the film.
Joy said of “Teen Kahon” in 2014 to “Bilu Rakkhosh” this year, he is happy to be part of Bengali films by young directors intelligent, who know the trends of world cinema and explore the independent space.
Speaking of “Bilu Rakkhosh” which was at various film festivals around the world, Joy said: “I agreed to be part of” Bilu Rakkhosh “because it reflects this transitional age, social and economic change, when our society remains partially developed and partly feudal.
“Bilu Rakkhosh” was directed by Indrashis Acharya and presents the popular Bengali actor Koneenica Banerjee as a female official.
Asked about the problems afflicting the Bengali film industry, he said: “There is a shortage of cinemas to broadcast films, small tax benefits and the current audience is divided into three segments.
“The older generation watches television, the middle-aged generation is hooked to the sentimental and melodramatic things on the big screen, while the younger generation love watching Bollywood movies with some of Hollywood launched”, a-t- he declares.
“The government should ensure that all multiplexes have a compulsory show for Bengali movies just as Marathi films are shown in Maharashtra,” he said.