Kolkata: After two back-to-back successful films, ‘Autograph’ and ‘Baishe Srabon’, filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee is all set to face the camera in this year`s national award winner Anjan Dutta`s film `Dutta vs Dutta`.
Srijit, 34, who had earlier turned up in Aparna Sen`s ‘Iti Mrinalini’ in a significant role, said he would not speak much about his new assignment.
"Anjan da is my mentor who has helped me evolve into a director. I greatly learnt the craft from him before moving to film direction," said Srijit
Srijit, who was speaking on location at a dingy north Kolkata neighbourhood last week, said his character is the reflection of an intellectual of 1970s as the film sought to recapture the spirit of Kolkata in those era.
"My character basically sustains itself on poem and music of those days and it is a reflection of that phase," he said.
Dutta, whose film ‘Ranjana ami ar Asbona’ recently bagged three national honours.
Srijit, who had roped in director Goutam Ghosh for an eccentric poet`s role in ‘Baishe Srabon’, said his character is different from his previous character in ‘Baishe Srabon’.
Srijit has finished his next venture ‘Hemlock Society’ which deals with an institution where people are given suicide tips.
"It is a dark comedy with a romantic overtone," he said.