“Teen Kanya” on queue
Two years ago, noted actress Suchanda announced her upcoming project of making a documentary. After two years in getting a script ready, it is now all set for rolling. Titled “Teen Kanya”, the documentary is about Suchanda and her two sisters - Champa and Babita, both big names of Dhallywood.
Suchanda has announced that the filming of the documentary will begin next year. Talking about the project, Suchanda said, “My father's wish was to see three of us sharing screen space together and we fulfilled his dream by working in the film “Teen Kanya”. After the film, I had a wish to prepare a documentary that will project our stories and remarkable moments of our life. So now, we are working on it so that we can start the filming next year.”
Moreover, talking about her sister's project, celebrated actress Babita said, “The project is very exciting and it demands a lot of hard work and time. I am eagerly waiting to start the shoot for this documentary. I believe it will be appreciated and our dream will turn into reality by this project.”
Champa added, “My two elder sisters are my pride. In addition, one of the common traits we share is our love of films. It is our film industry that has made us 'Teen Kanya'. I am eagerly waiting for this project.”
Suchanda, Babita and Champa all found immense success in the film industry in their respective eras. Suchanda began her career in the '60s with Subhash Dutta's “Kagojer Nouka”, and went on to star in memorable films such as “Behula” and “Jibon Theke Neya”. She later ventured into direction, and won the National Award as a director in 2005 for “Hajar Bochor Dhore”, based on a Zahir Raihan novel. Her sister, Babita, also ruled Dhallywood in the 70s and 80s, most notably for Satyajit Ray's “Ashoni Sanket”. She worked in over 250 films and at one point in her career won the National Award three years in a row. Champa, the youngest of the sisters, made her debut in the aforementioned “Teen Kanya”, and found success both critically and commercially. “Padma Nadi'r Majhi” by Goutam Ghose remains her most famous work, while other notable films include “Neeiban”, “Shankhaneel Karagar” and “Bheja Chokh”.