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Maybe Ray would have liked us the least by trying ‘Ray’: Ali Fazal

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By Durga Chakravarty

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Ali Fazal was recently spotted in the “Don’t Forget Me” segment of the “Ray” anthology series. The episode is based on Satyajit Ray’s short story Bipin Chowdhury’r Smritibhrom (Bipin Chowdhury’s memory loss). Ali plays an ambitious man named Ipsit who boasts a razor-sharp memory and has a mental breakdown after being challenged over some dates.

“I find myself very lucky that it was Satyajit Ray’s short story that eventually developed into something like Ipsit in ‘Forget Me Not’ in the anthology. It is a modern retelling of his work, his short story through the eyes of director Srijit Mukerji and many technicians, because it was technical and very healthy and it feels good, ”said Ali IANS.

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He added: “It was sweet to just be attached to that name and persona, even if it’s for a fleeting few seconds. I’m just grateful. Jab thank you humare paas come hai loss thank you we are all grateful (until the time we have work we are grateful). ”

Was it hard to take to the viewers who are not fully aware of Satyajit Ray’s work? “Yes, it was or maybe it is in some sections. In Bengal, they still celebrate him in a big way, but I think a large part of the new younger generations are still not aware of his work, and so we had to, “he claimed, adding:” We tried our best to keep the essence of Ray alive in the work and in my acting. There have been some amazing performances in his film work, ”he said.

Ali did not find it a challenge to delve into the story written by Ray. He says he treated the project as a “very new project”.

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(Durga Chakravarty can be contacted at durga.c@ians.in)

–IANS

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