Kolkata, India – In a candid conversation with Local newspaper, Anandabazar Patrika, Tollywood stars Abir Chatterjee and Mimi Chakraborty shed light on their remarkable friendship and their latest collaboration in the film ‘Raktabeej’. As they took a breather from a whirlwind of interviews, they revealed the magic behind their on-screen chemistry and personal bond.
With the clock nearing 9 pm, the duo graciously spared some precious moments to share their thoughts. Mimi, ever effervescent, exuded boundless energy, while Abir savored the brief respite from the camera’s scrutiny.
Addressing the challenges of interviews, Mimi said, “We have to do it. If you want to sell pictures, you have to do all this.” Abir chimed in, “What I am tired of hearing, I don’t want to say anymore. Please don’t ask that either.”
Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t their first film together. Abir revealed, “I have been working with Mimi since her first film, ‘Bapi Bari Ja’.” Mimi added, “Abirada came to the workshop of my first serial ‘Ganer Opare’.” Their camaraderie extends far beyond the screen, as they consider each other family, offering advice, support, and shared life experiences.
While their roles in ‘Raktabeej’ are cops, they emphasized the importance of fitness and personal well-being, asserting that their workout routines have contributed to their physical and mental health. Abir and Mimi both appreciated the opportunity to perform their own stunts, acknowledging the skilled stuntmen who often go unnoticed.
On the issue of Mimi’s foray into Hindi cinema, she described the experience as comfortable, with only a few scenes filmed daily. Abir mentioned the added challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their upcoming film ‘Raktabeej’ explores the dynamics of a person from the center clashing with the state, prompting discussions of ego and struggle. Mimi, also a politician, brushed aside political questions, alluding to her experience dealing with state versus center conflicts.
As for her career choices, Mimi expressed that quality and substance are more significant to her than quantity. She spoke about the decision to reduce her workload, saying, “At some point, you have to stop running.” Her aim is to act as an actress, not just a decorative presence.
In a parting note, they emphasized their hope for everyone to watch ‘Raktabeej’ and extended warm wishes to all their fellow actors, dispelling any hint of competition.
Mimi and Abir’s story goes beyond the screen, demonstrating that true friendship and collaboration can lead to memorable moments both on and off camera.