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Amitabh Bachchan to unveil first look of Ram Kamals Season’s Greetings: A tribute to Rituparno Ghosh

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to unveil poster of Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s film Season’s Greetings: A tribute to Rituparno Ghosh

On 56th birth anniversary of Rituparno Ghosh, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will unveil the poster of Season’s Greetings: A tribute to Rituparno Ghosh on his social media platform, starring Celina Jaitly and Lillette Dubey. 

In spite of his busy schedule, Bachchan agreed to not only unveil the look of the film, but also recorded a special video message for director Ram Kamal and his team. The film happens to be India’s first feature film to collaborate with United Nations Free and Equal for LGTBQIA cause.

Ram Kamal Mukherjees A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Seasons Greetings starring Celina Jaitly, Lillette Dubey and Azhar Khan wraps up in Kolkata.
Ram Kamal Mukherjees A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Seasons Greetings starring Celina Jaitly, Lillette Dubey and Azhar Khan

In a special video message, Amitabh Bachchan stated, ₹31st August marks the 56th birth anniversary of Rituparno Ghosh, one of Bengals most prolific filmmakers. I have the great pleasure and honour of working with him in The Last Lear. It is a film in the English language, which was slightly different from what Rituparno has been making. Abhishek worked with him in Antar Mahal, Jaya in Sunglass and Aishwariya worked with him in two films Chokher Bali and Raincoat.

He added, His thought process was so clear and vivid in the way he not only made his films but also chose the subjects that he wished to make. And then finally editing the film and bringing it to the audience with the kind of music was certainly a great joy to watch and be a part of. We lost him too early. Now Ram Kamal Mukherjee worked as a journalist for more than twenty years and have won accolades for his body of works is paying tribute to Ritu in his second Hindi film Season’s Greetings.

Noted author and filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee

Bachchan further says, “The film has become India’s first film to have official collaboration with United Nations under the Free & Equal for LGBTQIA cause. And of course now in India the film deals with the abolishment of article 377 and that is a great step forward that has been taken.

I would like to wish the leading cast of the film Lillette Dubey, Celina Jaitly, Azhar Khan and Shree Ghatak all the very best. I also wish the producers Aritra Das and Shailendra Kumar all the very best for supporting an independent film maker like Ram Kamal who is trying to create different content through his cinema,” says Bachchan.

Watch the video of Amitabh Bachchan here:

Also read: Seasons Greetings becomes India’s first feature film to collaborate with United Nations

Director Ram Kamal Mukherjee says, “I think this is a very big moment for all of us. When someone as respectable and talented icon from Indian film industry agrees to unveil the first look of your film. I approached Amitji because he has worked with Ritu da in The Last Lear, which was loosely based on popular play Aajker Shahjahan. When someone as senior and talented as Amitji talks about an Indie filmmaker, it holds a lot of importance,” he adds.

Ram Kamal also feels that the power of social media cannot be denied in today’s time. Amitji has genuine fan following since last five decades. His love for good cinema and literature is a known story for all. We are living in the time of digital revolution, and what else could be better than releasing the first look of a film on a digital platform,” avers Ram Kamal. 

The film stars Celina Jaitly Haag, Lillette Dubey, first transgender actor Shree Ghatak and debutant Azhar Khan. Set in Kolkata, the story revolves around a mother and daughter relationship with a twist in the tale. Produced by Aritra Das and Shailendra Kumar under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainment, the film also marks debut of Kumar Sanu’s son Jaan Kumar Sanu as playback singer, visually impaired vocalist Sayani Palit and debutant Sarbani Mukherjee. The songs are written by Rabindranath Tagore and music composed by Shailendra and Sayanti. 

Lead actor Celina Jaitly who plays the role of Romita in the film says, “A true friend continues to heal your broken heart long after you loose your life to it also. Amitjis coming on board to launch the poster of our humble venture Seasons Greetings is a true example of the fact that loyalty, faith and friendship surpasses the weakness of the human body and signifies the strength of the human soul. Additionally, a legend like Amitjis belief in a heartfelt humble project like ours is of great encouragement to all who pursue cinema with passion.” 

Producer Aritra Das, who made his foray into Bollywood with Cakewalk, feels surreal. “My first film was launched by Dreamgirl Hema Maliniji and now Shahensha of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchanji is launching our second venture Season’s Greetings. I don’t think I can ask for anything more from God,” says Aritra Das.

Also read: Ram Kamal Mukherjee first in Bollywood to cast transgender in Celina Jaitlys comeback film Seasons Greetings

Producer and music director Shailendra Kumar feels that this unique step will help the film in reaching out to larger number of people. “Being a Kishore Kumar fan, I grew up watching Amitji films. I know almost all his blockbuster songs by heart. When Ram Kamal da mentioned that Amitji would unveil the poster of our film, I just couldn’t believe. In fact for a while I thought he was pulling a prank on me,” says Shailendra Kumar from SS1 Entertainment. 

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Tirpude College organizes skill development workshops for BBA, BCCA students




Akshara Rohankar | Nagpur

Extra-curricular skill development workshops were conducted by Tirpude Institute of Management education for first and second year BBA and BCCA students from September 19 to September 21 2022 in the college premises.

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Dr Vipin Itankar leads CAMIT delegation addressing major entrepreneurship issues




Akshara Rohankar | Nagpur

A delegation of Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra Industry and Trade (CAMIT) was led by President, Dr Dipen Agrawal along with Dr Vipin Itankar (IAS), Nagpur District Collector on September 21, in Nagpur.  

Dr Dipen Agrawal felicitated Dr Vipin Itankar with CAMIT scarf and floral bouquet and extended best wishes on being appointed as Nagpur District Collector. Dr Agrawal giving brief introduction of association said CAMIT is an apex body of trade, commerce and industry from state of Maharashtra and has remarkable presence in all districts. CAMIT acts as a bridge between the Central / State Government and business community so as to balance the interest of both sides. CAMIT and its constituents have worked in tandem with Nagpur Collectorate during the pandemic times. We were instrumental in arranging liquid oxygen for Nagpur district. Mobilising and distribution of food, medicine and other articles to migrant labourers and homeless people, Dr Agrawal added.

Delegation while discussing issues with Dr Vipin Itankar, informed him that there is lack of information among the MSMEs and self-employed entrepreneurs, particularly in rural areas, about the various schemes offered by Union and State government to MSME. Delegation expressed that if first generation entrepreneurs from rural Nagpur are guided through reach-out programs it will have positive impact on rural economic activities.

Dr Vipin Itankar appreciated the helping hand extended by CAMIT to district administration in past and in times to come. Dr Vipin said that he will engage with all stakeholders to strategize seminars and reach-out programs for overall betterment of citizens of the district.

Dr Dipen Agrawal expressing gratitude on behalf of business community from Nagpur District assured full cooperation at short notice for all times to come.

Ashok Ahuja, Ashok Sanghvi, Dilip Thakaral, Girish Liladia and Sanjay K Agrawal were prominently present.

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Indian, Australian cricket teams arrive in Nagpur for T20 International match




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