Audiences used to get Amitabh as ‘Feluda’, only for this reason Big B turned down Satyajit’s offer.
bangladeshi the pulpit: Feluda is unique among detective characters in Bengali literature. This iconic character written by Satyajit Ray is not only confined to the pages of books, but has also found its way onto the movie screen. Many actors have played the role of Feluda but still for many fans Feluda means Soumitra Chattopadhyay.
From the height to the facial features, it’s as if Satyajit created the character of Feluda with Soumitra in mind. But did you know that legendary director Pradoshchandra first thought of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan as an ally? But Big B did not accept his proposal.
But let me tell you that Satyajit wanted to see Amitabh as Feluda in Hindi not Bengali. According to the report published in a media, it is known that the director of Satyajit’s son, Sandeep Roy, himself gave the seal to this news. In an old interview, he said that the legendary director wanted Amitabh to star in a Hindi TV series on Feluda.
In an interview, Sandeep Roy said that Satyajit Roy wanted to do the story ‘Jat Kanda Kathmandu’ in Hindi. The name was fixed ‘Kissa Kathmandu ka’. The director wanted to see Amitabh as Feluda. This is how ‘Shahensha’ was offered. But he did not do it.
Why? Sandeep Roy said it took a long time to film the TV series. Meanwhile, Big B is very busy. One job after another. So he gave back the opportunity to become Feluda. Shashi Kapoor eventually starred in this series.
Later, of course, Amitabh worked as a commentator on Satyajit’s ‘Shataranj Ka Khiladi’. But the dream of seeing him as Feluda remained elusive for fans. Feluda’s character was a good fit for Big B’s height and mannerisms. What do you say?
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