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Prosenjit Chatterjee Feels Commercial Cinema Has to Earn Money at the Box Office to Support Arthouse Fare

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The superstar of Bengali film industry, Prosenjit Chatterjee, who has thrived across genres over three decades, says commercial, big-budget cinema has to earn money at the box office not only for the growth of the industry but also to support experimental, arthouse fare. “I am one of those actors who are in the belief that in order to encourage experimental storytelling, commercial cinema has to work. Yes, with time, the language of commercial cinema has to change, but big-budget commercial potboilers have to work for the economic growth of our film industry,” Prosenjit told IANS. Chandan Roy Sanyal to Star in Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s Bengali Film

“When I started my career in cinema, and went on to be the lead actor in mainstream masala films, the budget used to be around rupees 20 lakh. When I left such mainstream work and shifted my gear to content-driven cinema, and worked with Ritu (Rituparno Ghosh), Goutam Ghose, Buddhadev Dasgupta, Srijit (Mukerji), and Kaushik Ganguly, the budget of a Bengali film started expanding to Rs 2 crore. The journey from 20 lakh to 2 crore talks of the economic growth and growing market that our cinema has. It has been possible only because of the success of commercial cinema,” said the actor who started his career in 1968 as a child artiste. Bengali Actress Koel Mallick Tests Positive for COVID-19 Along With Her Parents and Husband

He added: “When we look at the filmmaking business as a business, the production houses have to earn money. So, no point looking down upon ‘commercial cinema’.” Citing an example in Bollywood, Prosenjit explained: “A film like ‘Badhaai Ho’ is called a commercial success, right? Even Rohit Shetty’s cop-dramas are commercial successes. I am saying, both needs to exist and we have to look at the term ‘commercial cinema’ differently.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 30, 2020 12:23 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)

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Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?

If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.

1. Hunger Games

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

2. Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)

3. Star Wars

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)

4. The Big Bang Theory

TBBT(Photo Credits: Instagram)

TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)

5. Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)

6. Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)

7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)

Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)

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We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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