Renowned actor from Assam of international repute, Adil Hussain will play the role of a doctor in a sequel to the well-cherished Assamese film Dr Bezbaruah.
Dr Bezbaruah’ (1969), directed by filmmaker Brajen Barua, was released 50 years ago.
Now, Assam’s screenwriter-playwright-lyricist Rajdweep, who was recently awarded by a jury that included Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani, gets ready to come up with a sequel to this iconic Assamese film as a screenwriter.
‘Dr Bezbarua 2’ is Rajdweep’s fourth Assamese film as a screenwriter.
His earlier films include ‘Khel the Game’ (2016), ‘Rum Vodka Whisky’ (2018) and ‘Pratighaat’ (2019).
According to a media report, Assam’s veteran actor Nipon Goswami, who played the role of the protagonist (doctor) in the original film, will be directing ‘Dr Bezbaruah 2’ and will also play a key role in the film.
It has been reported that actor Goswami’s son Siddhartha Nipon Goswami is also among the cast.
“Actually, the makers approached me first and then we had couple of meetings over the point that whether we should go for a remake or a sequel. So we started with the old story first and tried to re-work on it,” the report quoted Rajdweep as saying,
“But after some point, we all came to a point that we should think of a fresh story, of course connecting with the old one. Thus, I started working on the story of this sequel,” he added.
Speaking about working with a figure like Adil Hussain, Rajdweep said, “It’s a great feeling to work with Adil da as I always have been a great admirer of his works and his journey from Assam to Bollywood and now even Hollywood.
“Interestingly he also acted in mobile theatre industry for long as an actor. So it’s an unparalleled feeling to work with such an artist. After completing the script I had sent it to him and he liked it very much. I still remember when he called me after reading the first draft. I was nervous but he said he liked it,” he added.