Indo-Asian News Service
May 03, 2012 16:24 IST
Late filmmaker Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray said that he will make a film on Professor Shonku, a character created by his father.
"I will make a film on Professor Shonku. Discussions are going on over the film about the sets that are needed, special effects, and graphics. However, who will play the role of Shonku is yet to be decided," he said.
To mark the Oscar-award winning late director's birthday, a portal on Goopy Gayne, a comic character from the film, Goopy Gayne Bagha Bayne, was also launched.
Several people, including film personalities, visited Mr Ray's residence on Bishop Lefroy Road in Kolkata to pay their tributes.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also paid her respects to Mr Ray at the state secretariat.
The director's five favourite foreign language films - Bicycle Thieves, Rashomon , Metropolis, Battleship Potemkin and The Passion of Joan of Arc - are being screened at the Nandan theatre.
To celebrate his father's birthday, Sandip Ray also played Western classical music.
"During his birthdays, it was mandatory for him to listen to it (Western classical)," Sandip Ray said.