Shah Rukh Khan recently announced a spin-off of Vidya Balna’s superhit thriller Kahani. The announcement attracted mixed response from cinephiles. while some rejoiced the reviving of a spin-chilling character into a full-fledged movie some questioned by Abhishek Bachchan is reprising the character and mot the actor who made is so popular i.e Saswata Chatterjee.
While fans were excited to see a film based on the kooky yet complex character, the casting choice left many on the internet dismayed.
Here’s some of the reactions.
I honestly feel bad for #SaswataChatterjee upon hearing the news of #BobBiswas getting its own spin off! A character, with such limited screen time had such a lasting impact with audiences as the antagonist. I guess it’s the sad reality of pitching a scalable film! pic.twitter.com/qMo21PL8RX— ANMOL JAMWAL (@jammypants4) November 25, 2019
Saswata Chatterjee is the ONLY Bob Biswas we know anyone other than him can go home— rïa (@soofle) November 25, 2019
AB is a good actor. He will do well I believe, but he is nowhere close to Saswata Chatterjee.— Shakil (@Shakiil_Tushar) November 25, 2019
This is highly miss cast comparing to Saswata ðŸ‘Å½ https://t.co/4yZpnSMBKZ
Why not Saswata Chatterjee?— Sabarni Bhattacharya (@sabo_03) November 25, 2019
If it is from Kahhani https://t.co/zOFliJhjyt
But why not Saswata Chatterjee as Bob Biswas? He was fabulous there and Hindi audience would have realised how terrific actor he is if you make a full fledged film on him.— Avijit Dasgupta (@coolfrnds4u) November 25, 2019
Everyone who watched the Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani in 2012 is sure to remember Bob Biswas, the cold-blooded and deceptive LIC agent cum contract killer who killed people with his revolver after politely greeting them with a "Nomoshkar" (hello).
Besides being compared to cult villains like Gabbar Singh and Mogambo, Saswata's role of a harmless-looking, pot-bellied insurance agent who kills for money, has dedicated social media pages with thousands of followers.
Earlier reports suggested Diya Ghosh’s debut film will definitely star Saswata Chatterjee besides none other than Ritwick chatterjee and will be shot in and around Kolkata in 21 days. The film was supposed to park Ritwick Bollywood debut.