On the 7th death anniversary of Rituparno Ghosh, Azhar Khan took a unique approach, narrating an excerpt from ‘Jeevan Smriti’, beautifully gracing the works of both Rituparno Ghosh and his favorite icon, Rabindranath Tagore.
Azhar wrote, “I never had the opportunity to work with him (Rituparno Ghosh) but I take it as a blessing that he chose me to be a part of this journey. To have shared experience in the making of ‘Season’s Greetings’ is an accomplishment on its own and I’m extremely grateful to the entire cast and team, that made this possible.” He further added, “The ‘Seasons Greetings’ team worked wonders and the environment on the sets was truly inspiring. The credit goes to those who worked tirelessly, during the making of this film and gave it their best shot. Congratulations, to those who put their faith in this project.”
The actor recollects his journey with cast, crew, and members of the United Nations. He thanked members of the press and film industry for giving him a warm welcome. ‘Season’s Greetings’, a tribute to Rituparno Ghosh is currently streaming on Zee5 Premium and garnered rave reviews, from national and international media. Premiered at the prestigious Cardiff International Film Festival last year, the film travelled to seven countries and bagged Best Director award in Rajasthan International Film Festival.
The film garnered accolades, from film fraternity legends like Amitabh Bachchan and Manisha Koirala. Sonu Sood, Shefali Shah, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Abhishek Bachchan, R Madhavan, Sangeeth Sivan, Sujoy Ghosh, Jeet Ganguly and Shaan also share the same views. Produced under the banner of Assorted Motion Pictures and SS1 Entertainment, the film also stars Lillette Dubey, Celina Jaitly, and Shree Ghatak. Directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee, the film became India’s first film to collaborate with United Nations under the Free and Equal campaign.
Produced by Aritra Das and Shailendra Kumar, the film will be traveling to many national and international festivals. “We were scheduled to attend other prestigious festivals this year, however, most of them have been cancelled due to the pandemic and rightly so. I hope that we’re able to start the process again, as the world begins to get back to normal life,” says Azhar Khan.