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Srijit Mukherjee to direct web series based on Satyajit Ray's short stories

X Ray - Selected Satyajit Shorts, a 12-part web series, will be produced by Viacom 18's digital content arm, Tipping Point, along with Mukherji.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: May 13, 2018 16:42 IST ]

Srijit Mukherjee

National Award-winning director Srijit Mukherjee will helm a web series based on short stories by iconic filmmaker and writer Satyajit Ray.

X Ray - Selected Satyajit Shorts, a 12-part web series, will be produced by Viacom 18's digital content arm, Tipping Point, along with Mukherji. "Hindi was the natural choice for the web series as it would help us reach out to a bigger audience. Also, the Bengali audience in Kolkata and other parts of the country, who have read Ray, are very much conversant and familiar with Hindi." 

Ray, known for his iconic films Pather Panchali and Charulata, also wrote several short stories and novels. His short stories were published in bunches of 12 and the title, too, played with the word twelve' - Ek Dojon Gappo (One dozen stories), Aker pitthe dui (Two on top of one). "I am getting to fulfill my long-time dream of directing Ray's stories, covering diverse genres like drama and satire," Mukherjee added

Srijit debuted in Bollywood with 2017 drama Begum Jaan starring Vidya Balan. The movie, however, tanked at the box office.

(With PTI inputs)

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