He is a popular face in the Tollywood industry, and is known for his versatility and his willingness to experiment with different genres.
This Bengali star’s journey to the silver screen began in Seawoods, his home for a few years.
“Seawoods was my home before I became an actor. I stayed here from 2003-2007, when I was working in Reliance Industries as a senior manager. Every step and decision towards acting was taken here and so this place holds special memories,” he said.
Chatterjee and his wife Anindita were present at the inauguration ceremony of the puja on Friday, where he also met his friends and acquaintances after years. “Rajada (referring to the secretary of SWCWA, Raja Mookherjee) and I were neighbours. He helped me on several occasions when I was in need and I feel great to be able to meet him. I am glad I finally made it to the puja,” he adds.
Chatterjee flew in from Italy where he is currently shooting for his upcoming film ‘Majnu’ and plans to stay at Seawoods until he is called back home for the promotions of his film. His presence surely added to the celebration that was packed with cultural programmes in the evening.
“We had two important performances on saptami; Antara Mitra being one, who is a singing sensation. Secondly, Ulhas Tayade and group staged a well-known play by Dr Shankar Sesh called Phandi. Both performances were brimming with talent and were a hit,” said Mookherjee.
Perpetual shopaholics had a great time too, with various food and clothing stalls in the vicinity. On one hand, there were a variety of lip-smacking snacks and spicy dishes for sale, and on the other hand there were stalls with traditional and designer wear on display.
Anindita Chatterjee also had a saree stall with over 200 sarees on display. “Apart from the traditional tat sarees, I also have designer ones with Gujarati embroidery. Party wears include georgette sarees with velvet and raw silk borders,” she said.