Actress Swastika Mukherjee took to Twitter and slammed anyone impersonating Rabindranath Tagore, the eminent poet, philosopher and essayist, in any play. Her tweet comes two days after actor Anupam Kher announced his upcoming film, in which he will be seen essaying the role of Tagore. He recently shared the first look from the film. Read also: Anupam Kher to play Rabindranath Tagore in his 538th film, shares first look
Swastika Mukherjee to Rabindranath Tagore
Without taking any names, Swastika tweeted: “No one should play Robbie Thakur. Leave the man alone.” Responding to her, many Bengalis agreed with her while some shared their different opinion on the matter. One of them commented, “No one should play Rabi Thakur for any purpose.”
“Bengal knows him well, the rest of India not so much. His story needs to be told and cinema is a good medium. But it all depends on what phase of his life is depicted. If it is only the last few days in Shantiniketan, then this is much less of a story,” commented another. One also added, “If we are able to portray his personal with dignity.. it can be made into a movie.. because I have also seen that the respect he gets in Bengal, no one cares about it all over India. So we have to move forward in a good way.”
Anupam Kher’s next movie
Last week, Anupam Kher shared that he will be playing the role of Rabindranath Tagore in his 538th film. Sharing the first look from the project, he wrote, “Delighted to portray #Gurudev #RabindranathTagore in my 538th project. I will reveal the details in due course. Ye mere saubhagya hai ki mujhe gurudev ko parde par saakaar karne ka saubhagya parpt hua hai. Jald hi is film ki adhik jankaari apke sath sanjha krunga (It is my good fortune that I have the privilege to embody Gurudev on screen! Soon, I will share more information about this film with you).
Anupam as Rabindranath Tagore
The first picture had Anupam wearing an outfit similar to what Rabindranath Tagore wore. He had white hair and a long beard as he posed as the Bengali poet. His appearance convinced many on the internet and won praise from them. He has not yet revealed the title of the film or its release date.
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