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Byomkesh Bakshy, Piku and other Bollywood Bengalis we love

Mar 27, 2015    

Two trailers in the last two weeks, and both of them featuring Kolkata and Bengalis. Be still my beating heart! After all, in Bollywood even though there are a few leading actresses who are Bengali - there is an absurd absence of any Bengali hero.No, Mimoh Chakravarty, fruit of Mithuns loins, does not count. And yes, while Id like to co-opt the half Bong Abhishek Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan, I must admit its a bit of a cultural stretch.Over the years, Bengal has been slowly but surely re-entering Bollywood with stories set in Kolkata popping up every now and then. Perhaps taking heart from the...

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