Ali Fazal and Shweta Basu Prasad, who star in Netflix’s anthology based on the stories of great filmmaker Satyajit Ray, say it was a privilege to be a part of Ray’s world. “Ray,” a Netflix original series starring Abhishek Chaubey, Srijit Mukherji, and Vasan Bala, will launch on June 25.
Manoj Bajpayee, Fazal, Kay Kay Menon, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Radhika Madan, Basu Prasad, Anindita Bose, Gajraj Rao, and Bidita Bag are among the notable cast members in “Ray.”
In “Forget Me Not”, a section in the film, directed by Mukherji, Fazal and Basu Prasad star. In the film, Fazal plays Ipsit, a ruthless corporate shark who also stars Anindita Bose. Ray’s personality, according to Fazal, was larger-than-life, and his contributions to literature and filmmaking had a “global impact.”
“It’s an honor to be a part of his universe, to be a part of a project that has such a close relationship with him. We sought to build a tale that will make you reminisce about him while intriguing your ideas with “Forget Me Not,” we drew inspiration from him, his works, and sought to create a tale that would make you recall about him while captivating your thoughts,” Ali Fazal and Shweta Basu said in a statement.
Ray’s films were a big part of Basu Prasad’s childhood, and she had pleasant memories of watching them at her grandmother’s house.
“I think it’s a fantastic way to present Ray’s literary work to the Netflix generation, and I’m pleased to be a part of it. I recall going to my grandmother’s house and watching Ray films like “Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne” and “Sonar Kella.” When I initially heard about “Ray,” my initial reaction was one of delight. Being a part of a project named after India’s greatest filmmaker gives me great pride,” she remarked.
Ray is known for penning some of the best short stories India has ever seen, and the anthology is inspired by these works. Ray is a revolutionary filmmaker, an auteur, and the creator of the legendary “Feluda” series.
“Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa,” “Bahrupiya,” and “Spotlight” are the titles of the other three stories in the upcoming anthology “Ray.”