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Anjan Dutt play to hit Dhaka stage in July

In recent years, he has also directed the “Byomkesh Bakshi” film series

Update : 10 Apr 2019, 07:04 PM

Legendary West Bengal singer-songwriter, film director, and actor Anjan Dutt will stage his play “Salesman’er Shongshar” in Dhaka, on July 9. The news was confirmed by a recent Facebook post by Sajjad Hussain, the author of Anjan Dutt biography “Anjan Jatra.” 

He also told the press that the venue of the production will soon be announced.

The play “Salesman’er Shongshar,” directed by and starring Anjan Dutt, is an adaptation of Arthur Miller's famous play “Death of a Salesman.”

Anjan Dutt will play the lead role of Willy Loman in the play. It was first staged in Kolkata in January this year and will also be staged at Kolkata’s Gyan Manch in April. Later in July it will be staged in Dhaka for the first time.

Though known for his music Anjan is also an accomplished actor, having started his career in Bangla cinema. His first film was “Chalachitro” directed, by Mrinal Sen, for which he won the prize for the best newcomer actor at the Venice Film Festival. He acted in Aparna Sen's hit film, “Mr. and Mrs. Iyer.” In 2018 he featured in Swapnasandhani's new play “Taraye Taraye,” as Vincent Van Gogh, under the direction of Kaushik Sen.

He is also a national award-winning filmmaker and is one of the most prominent directors of West Bengal, directing acclaimed films like “The Bong Connection,” “Chalo-Let's Go,” and “Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona.” 

In recent years, he has also directed the “Byomkesh Bakshi” film series.

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