Based on Tarashankar Banerjee’s novel, director Kamleswar Mukhopadhyay is going to produce a web series titled ‘Ganadevta’, a period drama. Where Bangladeshi talented actor Chanchal Chowdhury is going to play the role of Debu Pandit. Arunima Ghosh will be seen as Durga. There are actors like Kinjal Nanda, Loknath.
Kamleswar told Calcutta daily Anandabazar that although the script is not finalized yet, a lot of work has progressed. They are planning to start shooting by September-October.
‘Ganadevta’ published in the early 1940s highlighted the British Raj, the situation in rural Bengal at that time, and the industrial system. Later the novel ‘Panchagram’ written by Tarashankar was considered as a part of ‘Ganadevta’.
Kamleswar Mukhopadhyay said about Chanchal Chowdhury, ‘I think Chanchal will suit this role well. It is not possible to do this character without a strong actor’. The director also said that they had an initial discussion with Chanchal about this.
The ‘Ganadevta’ series will be released on a yet-to-be-named new web platform.