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Prosenjit Chatterjee: Cinema has no language

Bengali film superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, who has been in showbiz for over three decades, says cinema has no language.

Prosenjit Chatterjee
Prosenjit Chatterjee

"I have been working in Bengali cinema for so long and I have worked here in Mumbai also. I think after doing 340 films, I have realised that cinema has no language, no matter where ever you come from the process of film making remains the same," Prosenjit told IANS.

"You need camera, actors etc. so the process is the same. Maybe the films will be big if I do a Hollywood film but the process will be the same. Of course the budget, economy varies," he added.

Prosenjit, who has a huge fan following in the Bengali film industry, says he is not just a star, but also an actor.

"As an actor I have challenged myself. I have done 300 commercial films and then I shifted myself and started doing two to three films in a year and it was a challenge to myself. I am not just a star, I am an actor too," he added.

Prosenjit, known for his performances in Rituparno Ghosh's "Chokher Bali" and "Dosar", cut his teeth in 1968 as a child artist with director Jagannath Chatterjee's "Chhotto Jignasha", in which his father Biswajeet played the lead.

Later in 1983, he returned as a full-fledged actor with Duti Pata and has remained on top of the Bengali film industry ever since.

Prosenjit also stars in "Traffic", which features Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill, Parambrata Chatterjee among others. The film released on May 6.

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