The stories are set in different cultural backgrounds and will highlight their cuisines.
Nideas Creations and Productions to produce films on food for Zee5
Kolkata - 10 Jul 2019 15:23 IST
Actor and producer Prosenjit Chatterjee’s Nideas Creeations and Productions is all set to produce three of a four-series on food for Zee5. The series is an offer to the Bengali audience and their eternal food culture that receives added dimension during the Puja. The stories are set in different cultural backgrounds and will highlight their cuisines. The films will also have flavours of romance, comedy and drama.
One of the films, Dawat-e-Biryani, will be directed by Aditi Roy. It will feature veteran actress Suhasini Mulay in the lead and will be partly shot in Lucknow.
Debarati Gupta will direct Filter Coffee and Liquor Cha, a soothing story of a South Indian boy and Bengali girl. Actress Priyanka Sarkar will play the protagonist. “Love and sweet conflicts between the two characters will form the crux of the story. Nishan will play the male protagonist and Priyanka Sarkar will enact his counterpart. We are all set to begin shooting for this film, soon” stated Gupta, in an interview with the Bengali daily, Anandabazar Patrika. Gupta’s last film, Onek Diner Pore, premiered on Zee5 in May 2019.
Actor Sudip Das will direct Daab Chingri, a famous dish from West Bengal. The film will also mark return of the legendary actress-turned-politician Sandhya Roy to the big screen. “I want to narrate the stories of those people who have fewer days left in their lives and are the residents of old age homes. I want to tell their stories. Traditional dishes and lost recipes of grandmothers will feature in this story,” said the director.