Bengali film on Sheena Bora case to premiere in US festival

Kolkata: Bengali film “Dark Chocolate”, which presents a fictional take on the Sheena Bora murder mystery, will premiere at the Festival of Globe (FOG) in the Silicon Valley on August 13, a statement said on Friday.

FOG is one of the biggest festivals for the Indian diaspora in the US.

Directed by filmmaker Agnidev Chatterjee, the movie stars Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhury and actress Riya Sen in key roles. Actors Rajesh Sharma, Mumtaz Sorcar, Indrashis Roy, Kaushik Sen and Sudip Mukherjee are also part of the cast.

Chaudhury who will be the guest of honour at the premiere said: “I am quite excited about the entire thing.”

Chaudhry plays Ishani Banerjee, a character based on murder accused Indrani Mukherjea while actress Riya Sen will essay Rina Bardhan, a role inspired from the short life of Bora. Media baron Peter Mukherjea will be portrayed by Sudip Mukherjee.