"Rituda had ordered me one day that, 'You have to do the lead role in my Satyanweshi.' It was not possible for me to say no to Rituparno Ghosh. It was an altogether good experience. Except Byomkesh and his assistant Ajit, all other characters were created by Ritu da," said Sujoy Ghosh
"I had worked with Rituparno Ghosh in Antarmahal. I miss not working with him anymore. I want to work with Aparna Sen and Goutam Ghose. I also like the way Tony (Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury) handles his subject," said Soha Ali Khan
"The story line, script, the title tracks of the serial which was aired from June 28, 2010 to April 16, 2011, everything bore the Rituparno Ghosh hall mark and he took care in every detailing. And everyone knows how Gaaner Oparey, our first production for small screen, weaned back the discerning audiences," said Prosenjit Chatterjee
"He was coming to Bombay quite often. That was the film I would have done. But he left us before that happened and I will regret that," Sushmita said
Rituparno Ghosh was also supposed to act in Chotushkone
"Whereas a typical westernised women was considered a vamp a few decades ago, associated with vice and venom, today films show women in western designer clothes. This is part of India's globalisation," he said, delivering the inaugural address at the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival
Popular Bengali singer-songwriter Anjan Dutt, who starred in Rituparno Ghosh's Chitrangada, said though the maestro's films "boldly portrayed" the alternative gender for the first time in Indian cinema, he found his work "dated" and "old-fashioned".
Actress Bipasha Basu, who will next feature in Creature 3D, says she is open to offbeat cinema as much as commercial films. In fact, she is keen to do a new Bengali film too.
A hard-hitting film about the brutalities of India's illicit child trafficking industry opened the London Asian Film Festival (LAFF) here.
The film received many accolades and Sen said it was whole new experience for her.
Showcasing a global mix of contemporary and regional cinema - the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will begin in Kolkata on Sunday.
South superstar Kamal Haasan will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival to be held here next month.