Several sketches made by legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, his diary jottings throughout the nationwide lockdown and unpublished poems
will be made public within the coming days, the thespian’s daughter Poulomi Basu stated on Tuesday. Chatterjee, 85, died on November 15 after shedding a
40-day battle with post-COVID illnesses. The workaholic’s eagerness to return to routine shoots after lockdown and musings throughout the lockdown interval from March-end to the primary week of September will be a part of the publication, she stated.
“He could not live without work. During the lockdown period, he would get restive at times. I used to tell him this (situation) is not in our hands. He was missing the life during shoots. He had become more regular with writing diary during this phase,” Basu stated.
Chatterjee, in his diary notes, had as soon as written in July he felt the urge to give phrases to the ideas coming to his thoughts throughout this part within the type of poems, she stated.
He had additionally drawn colored sketches, Basu stated. The actor had hit the capturing ground for a biopic in August and a documentary in September with adherence to the COVID-19 protocol, trade sources stated.
His final diary jotting happened earlier than his hospitalisation on October 6, she stated. “We wish to publish my father’s last writings, scribbles, poems and sketches in the form of a book. We want the average reader to know his way of thinking and do not want to keep the contents in the closets of the family.
“We even have plans to arrange an archive the place my father’s unpublished poems, drawings and notes on copies of movie scripts about sure elements of his characters will be stored in a correct method. Many of those are unchronicled and are actually stored right here and there,” Basu, who can also be related
with theatre like her father, stated.
The actor, who had debuted in legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s ‘Apur Sansar’ in 1959 and acted in 14 of the maestro’s movies, was additionally a towering stage character, a gifted poet, an elocutionist and was related to magazines.
He had acted in over 300 movies in a profession spanning six many years.