Bimal Roy’s son wants biopic on father
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Bimal Roy’s son Joy Roy says a biopic on the late director would be an interesting idea.
During a session on Bimal Roy at the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star on Tuesday, Joy said a biopic on the legendary director, who made socially relevant films, including the path-breaking movie “Do Bigha Zamin” (1953), would be interesting.
“I had made a documentary on him, but a biopic would be an interesting idea. It is worth exploring. Maybe, I won’t make it. But we can send the idea to somebody else. He (Bimal Roy) had an interesting life,” Joy said.
“The way he started…having to leave Bangladesh penniless and then how he rose as a filmmaker. His first job was Rs 15 a month and he had to walk in order to save bus fare. His life was inspiring,” he added.
Bimal Roy, who passed away on January 8, 1966, made several masterpieces like “Parineeta”, “Devdas”, “Madhumati”, “Sujata” and “Bandini”.
The National Award-winning director was also honoured with the Prix Internationale at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 1954 for “Do Bigha Zamin”.