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Satyajit Ray never made us memorise dialogues: Sharmila Tagore

“The way he had to raise finance for ‘Pather Panchali’ is part of film-lore and throughout his career, he had to face shortage of money. His was the pre-multiplex era,”

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New Delhi, May 15 : Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, who began her career with Satyajit Ray’s 1959 Bengali film “Apur Sansar” (“The World of Apu”) at the age of a mere 13, says the late legendary filmmaker never made child artistes memorise dialogues.

Sharmila was here at The Nehru Memorial Museum Library for the inauguration of “Revisting Ray”, a conference and exhibition on the filmmaker, on Tuesday.

“I started working at 13 and he never over-instructed us. I was given the script but (was) never made to memorise the dialogues. He would come very close to you in your ear and whisper to you what you have to do and in no time, we were in awe of him. we were never nervous with him,” said the 73-year-old actress.

“He would give very clear instructions. It was very easy to follow him. He would never treat a child like a child,” she added.

Hailing Ray as a man of ideas who was “not at all influenced by the market-driven world”, Sharmila also shed light on the dedication of the filmmaker.

Ray’s first film “Pather Panchali” won eleven international prizes, including the inaugural Best Human Document award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. This film, along with “Aparajito”, and “Apur Sansar” form “The Apu Trilogy”.

Ray did the scripting, casting, scoring, and editing, and designed his own credit titles and publicity material for the movies.

“He still remains the most credible filmmaker in India and abroad. Till date, the trilogy remains amongst the best 100 films ever made in the world. It was in the list of Time’s Top 100 films in the world in 2005. Ray’s films were created despite many materialistic constraints which he had to face throughout his career.

“The way he had to raise finance for ‘Pather Panchali’ is part of film-lore and throughout his career, he had to face shortage of money. His was the pre-multiplex era,” said Sharmila.

The Padma Bhushan recipient said the conditions in which he made his films were “unimaginable”.

“Floors were full of potholes, making a simple trolly shot a huge challenge and at that time, there was a lot of load shedding and the power cuts used to cost him dearly. He did not even have the right equipment because of which he had to improvise continuously and that of course helped,” said the actress, who worked with Ray in 1966’s “Nayak” and several other movies.

“Refusal to compromise, his steadfastness and commitment are at the heart of his legacy,” she added.

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Rs 50 cr withdrawn from Sushant’s account, but Mumbai Police silent on crucial lead: Bihar DGP

On Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakaraborty’s role in the suicide case, the DGP said that she is an accused in the FIR registered by the deceased’s father in Patna.

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New Delhi, Aug 3 : The ongoing war of words between Mumbai Police and Bihar Police took a turn for the worse on Monday after Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey questioned the Mumbai Police as to why they did not investigate the money trail while probing the suicide of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

“In the past four years, around Rs 50 crore was credited to the bank account of Sushant Singh Rajput but surprisingly all of it was withdrawn. In one year, Rs 17 crore was credited to his account, out of which Rs 15 crore was withdrawn. Isn’t this a crucial point to be investigated? We are not going to sit quite. We will question them(Mumbai Police) as to why such leads are hushed up,” a visibly perturbed DGP told the media.

Earlier on Sunday, the Bihar Police chief had reacted strongly when his subordinate Vinay Tiwari, an SP rank officer, was quarantined by the Mumbai municipal authorities.

“Instead of sharing evidence or handing over the postmortem and forensic reports of Sushant, they (Mumbai) have almost house arrested our SP. I have not seen such non-cooperation by any other state police. If the Mumbai Police are sincere in their approach, they should share the investigation with us,” said Pandey, considered as one of the most outspoken serving top cops.

On Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakaraborty’s role in the suicide case, the DGP said that she is an accused in the FIR registered by the deceased’s father in Patna.

“Let me remind everyone that Rhea is an accused. We are collecting evidence against her. Once sufficient evidence is collected by our police, we will arrest her. But of course we will be transparent in our investigation. Our police officers are in Mumbai not to hush up any lead, but to dig out more facts and evidence,” senior IPS officer Pandey told a prominent Hindi news channel.

Meanwhile, senior Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut said that if Mumbai Police are compelled to take “gyan” from Bihar Police, then they better shut their office.

Reacting to Raut’s statement, DGP Pandey said that he did not want to get involved in the ongoing politics over the suicide case, but “if they (Mumbai Police) are so competent in policing, then why haven’t they found any breakthrough in the case so far”.

Why are the police not investigating the financial angle? Why are they silent on this front,” the police chief asked, adding, “I am not raising these questions based on any presumption. We have documentary evidence for all the financial aspects of this case.”

With Bihar Police raising questions over the investigation into Sushant’s case by the Mumbai Police, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh spoke to the media in a bid to clear the air.

The commissioner revealed that as of now, the statements of 56 witnesses have been recorded. He also ruled out any alleged party being thrown at the actor’s residence in Bandra the night before he committed suicide on June 14.

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Mumbai Police says no written complaint was filed by Sushant’s family in Feb

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Mumbai, Aug 3 : Mumbai Police issued a statement on Monday saying that no written complaint was filed by the family of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in February this year.

The statement reads: “Regarding Sh Sushant Singh Rajput Accidental Death, case has been registered vide A.D.No 43/2020 u/s 174 CrPC on 14th June, 2020. The matter is being investigated by Bandra Police Station Mumbai.”

“Today, Sh KK Singh, Father of late Sh Sushant Singh Rajput has released a statement saying that the family had made a written complaint to Bandra Police on February 25. It must be clarified that no such written complaint has been addressed to Bandra Police Station on that date.”

“However, one Shri. OP Singh IPS, the brother in law of late Sushant Singh Rajput, had sent some whatsapp messages to the then DCP Zone 9 regarding this matter. The then DCP Zone 9 had called Sh OP Singh and requested him that a written complaint is mandatory for any enquiry or action. However, Mr Singh wanted this to be resolved informally, to which the then DCP Zone 9 clearly told him that it was not possible. – Shahaji Umap, DCP Operations.”

Sushant’s family released WhatsApp chats sent to Mumbai Police informing them that the actor’s life was in danger, according to an earlier indiatoday.in report.

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Bihar cop Vinay Tiwari quarantined in Mumbai as per norms: BMC

Late on Sunday, Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey said that Tiwari was aforcibly quanratined’ even before he could initiate the probe.

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Mumbai, Aug 3 : Amid the mounting row over the move to shunt Bihar Police officer Vinay Tiwari to isolation, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday said that he has been “quarantined as per existing norms in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic”.

Rushing to Mumbai in connection with the probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput case, Tiwari — an IPS officer and Superintendent of Police, Patna Central — is presently lodged in state police guest house in Goregaon.

The BMC said the P/SouthWard administration received information of the officer arriving at the SRPF Group 8 guesthouse in Goregaon east and a BMC team went to meet him on Sunday evening.

“Being a domestic air traveller, he needs to be guided for home quarantine as per the State government guidelines. Accordingly, the P/South ward team approached him at the said guest house late on Sunday evening,” the official said.

The official said that the BMC team explained to him the whole procedure for domestic air travellers, including “home quarantine”, which is fixed by the State government notification dated 25 May, 2020 under number DMU/2020/CR. 92/DisM-1.

“He has also been guided to apply to the competent authority of BMC for exemption in the home quarantine period as per the State government notification,” the official said, with the prospects of Tiwari remaining isolated till around Aug. 15.

Late on Sunday, Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey said that Tiwari was aforcibly quanratined’ even before he could initiate the probe.

“IPS officer Vinay Tiwari arrived in Mumbai today on official duty to lead his police team from Patna but he was forcibly quarantined by the BMC officers at around 11 p.m. Earlier, he was not given a place in the IPS mess when he said that he is staying in a guest house in Goregaon,” Pandey tweeted last night.

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