In the realm of Bengali cinema, one name stands tall as a legendary actor whose performances have left an indelible mark on the industry. Lovingly known as Bumba Da, Prosenjit Chatterjee has carved a niche for himself with his versatility across genres. Now, Chatterjee takes on a pivotal role in Netflix's highly anticipated series, Scoop, where he portrays Jaideb Sen, a senior crime journalist whose life takes a dark turn as he becomes entangled in Mumbai's seedy criminal underworld.
Scoop director Hansal Mehta says Prosenjit Chatterjee brings undeniable charisma to the screen: “Humble and always so popular on set”
Chatterjee's casting as Jaideb Sen in Scoop is a stroke of brilliance, as his seniority and remarkable acting prowess make him the perfect fit for such a complex and demanding role. The decision to cast Chatterjee in this pivotal role was not only based on his remarkable track record as an actor but also on his deep understanding of the craft and his ability to immerse himself completely into the characters he portrays.
Speaking about his casting choice, Director Hansal Mehta said, “Prosenjit Chatterjee, a veteran in the industry, brings an undeniable charisma to the screen. In Scoop, he brought a brooding power to his character, the presence of which can be felt throughout the show. Besides being a wonderful artist, Bumbada is also a lovely human being. Humble and always so popular on set. I will always be grateful that he agreed to play this part. Having thrived in the industry for so many years is a testament to his enduring star power.”
With his commanding presence and magnetic screen persona, Chatterjee effortlessly captures the essence of Jaideb Sen, a character whose murder becomes the central thread of the entire show. Chatterjee's portrayal is expected to be a tour de force, where he delves deep into the complexities of the character and brings forth the emotional turmoil and vulnerability of a seasoned journalist caught up in a dangerous web of crime.
Scoop arrives on Netflix on June 2, 2023.
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