Mishti, who plays Subhash Ghai’s protagonist in Kaanchi, is actually Indrani Chakraborty and she is not the filmmaker’s discovery, says Bengali Superstar Prosenjeet Chatterjee.
Mishti, aka Indrani, has just completed a film with Prosenjeet directed by Rupali Guha.
Said Prosenjeet, “She’s a talented pretty girl. We are playing father and daughter in Rupali’s film ‘Porichoi’. Now I hear she’s being launched by Mr. Subhash Ghai. How can she be launched by another filmmaker when she’s already completed her first film with me?”
“We all would have loved to see her being launched by Subhash Ghai. After all Mr. Ghai’s banner is an all-India banner. The girl called me up when I was in Mumbai last week for the Stardust Awards and she told me excitedly about her big opportunity with Mr. Ghai. I told her I was very happy for her. But she shouldn’t deny her first film.”
Porichoi is produced by Soumo Ganguly and it is set for April release, long before Ghai’s Kaanchi.
Director Guha said that it is not true that Indrani has no acting experience.
“I have no clue why she’s being projected as a newcomer. She was a newcomer in my film ‘Porichoi’. But after working with an institution like Prosenjeet Chatterjee, projecting oneself as a newcomer is just not done. I wonder which era we’re living in,” she said.