Ali Fazal, Shweta Basu Prasad excited to be part of Ray: ‘Great way to introduce the Netflix generation to his work’

Actors Ali Fazal and Shweta Basu Prasad, who appear in the Netflix anthology about the stories of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, say it was an honor to be a part of Ray’s world. Featuring stories from Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji and Vasan Bala, ‘Ray’ will premiere on the streamer on June 25.

“Ray” has a great cast in Manoj Bajpayee, Fazal, Kay Kay Menon, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Basu Prasad, Anindita Bose, Gajraj Rao and Bidita Bag among others.

Fazal and Basu Prasad star in “Forget Me Not”, a segment directed by Mukherji. Fazal plays Ipsit, a killer corporate shark in the story that also features Anindita Bose. Fazal described Ray’s personality as larger than life and said the filmmaker had a “global impact” with his contribution to literature and film.

“It is an honor to be part of his universe, to be involved in a project that has such a strong connection with him. With ‘Forget Me Not’, we have been inspired by him and his writings and have we tried to create a story that makes you reminisce about him while intriguing your mind,” the actor said in a statement.

Basu Prasad said Ray’s movies were a big part of her childhood and she has fond memories of watching his movies at her grandmother’s house.

“I think it’s a great way to introduce the Netflix generation to Ray’s written work and I’m honored to be a part of this. I remember going to my grandmother’s house and watching “Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne”, “Sonar Kella”, these are all Ray movies. My first reaction when I heard about “Ray” was that of excitement. It’s a pride for me to be part of a project named after India’s best filmmaker,” she said.

Ray is a revolutionary filmmaker, author and creator of the iconic ‘Feluda’ series. He is also credited with writing some of the best short stories India has ever seen and the anthology is inspired by these stories.

The other three stories in the upcoming anthology “Ray” are titled “Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa”, “Bahrupiya” and “Spotlight”.

Niren Bhatt and Siraj Ahmed adapted the stories for the screen with Sayantan Mukherjee as showrunner.

Leave a Comment