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Radhika Apte's 'Fangirl Moment' With Soumitra Chatterjee in Ahalya

  | July 23, 2015 17:55 IST (Mumbai)
Ahalya

Soumitra Chatterjee and Radhika Apte in a still from Ahalya

"When I saw his films at a Satyajit Ray film festival. Since then, I've always been in awe and never thought that I'll be able to work with him," Radhika said

Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh's Bengali short film Ahalya gave actress Radhika Apte the opportunity to work with veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, which she described as a 'fangirl moment'.
"I've been his (Soumitra Chatterjee) fan since my college days, when I saw his films at a Satyajit Ray film festival. Since then, I've always been in awe and never thought that I'll be able to work with him," Radhika said.
"I got the opportunity a couple of years ago to work with him in a Bengali film. I thought that was my one and only opportunity. But this time ('Ahalya'), we were friends since we already knew each other having worked together. And I wasn't nervous at all. So it was a fangirl moment for me," she said at a special screening of Masaan.
Radhika and Mr Chatterjee have earlier worked together in Bengali movie Rupkatha Noy.
She also revealed that she was impressed with director Sujoy Ghosh. "Sujoy is such a good director and story-teller. I hope to work with him more," she said.
The story of Ahalya is reportedly inspired from the character Ahalya in Hindu mythology. The wife of sage Gautama, she was described as the most beautiful woman in the world who was cursed by her husband for forging a relationship with Lord Indra.

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