Vol. 5 Num 358 Wed. June 01, 2005  

Chayanika's new ventures

Promising director of television plays, Chayanika Chowdhury is working on two new plays. Tagore's Dui Bon will be telecast on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore's death anniversary. Another play scripted by actress Bipasha Hayat titled Chatushkon, will be screened soon.

Based on Tagore's story, Dui Bon will feature Bipasha Hayat, Mahfuz Ahmed, Tarin and Shahed Sharif Khan. The shooting will begin later this month at the Bengal studio. Arun Chowdhury has developed the script while the costume and set designer is the director herself.

Chayanika says, "I didn't take any liberty while directing the play and the time, locale, characters and the essence of the story is unchanged."

To make the play a good production, Chayanika has been working on the script since February this year. She has gone through many books, watched many stage plays and movies based on Tagore's creation. She says, " A song by eminent singer Mita Haq will be an added attraction."

The second play Chatushkon is a story of two couples: one a family with limited income, another is a very affluent one. Featuring Tarin, Mahfuz Ahmed and Tauquir Ahmed, the play has been made under the banner of Light and Shadow. Chayanika says, "I have an added surprise for the audience regarding the cast."

"This will be a different play as the main focus is on the hard realities of life, which is unusual for my works," she adds.

Chayanika Chowdhury