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Literature and film are inseparable: Rajat Kapoor

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HT Correspondent
TEZPUR, Dec 9: Mumbai’s prominent film star and film producer, director and a serious actor Rajat Kapoor, on the first day of ‘Tezpur Sahitya Utsav-2022’, during the programme Zarir Hussain ‘In Conversation’ with Rajat Kapoor unfolded several amazing and mind-blowing things, on Friday evening.
“I’ve never seen anyone else’s movie,” said Rajat Kapoor.
“The only movie I’ve seen is ‘Gully Boy’. That film fascinated me. I have no regrets even if my films are not being well received by the audience. I will be happy if ten viewers in the world watches my films because I have never made films with the intention to make it a hit,” said Kapoor.
The serious filmmaker was proud to mention his attachment with the latest Assamese film ‘Anur’, which was made from Tezpur based on a story by Anuradha Sarma Pujari. He said he is happy to work in this film and there are many opportunities here in Assam to make good films.
He further said that he had tried to identify himself as an established filmmaker during his long career and that was his hope. The star told his fans that literature and cinema are inseparable and he is not interested in any mainstream film.
He also urged everyone to watch the movie ‘Gully Boy’.
After the programme, the serious cine star said he was fascinated by the natural beauty of Tezpur and the people of Tezpur are very hospitable and urged the organising committee to continue the trend of literary festivals.
The first day programme of the three-day long Tezpur Literature Festival 2022 was inaugurated here at Neriwalm campus by lighting a lamp on Friday morning by former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha, Dr Dhruba Jyoti Bora. After the welcome address which was delivered by Deba Kumar Mishra, deputy commissioner, Sonitpur and chairman of the organising committee, Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora, chief guest of the programme delivered his inaugural address. In his address, Dr Borah said that litfest is very essential to connect the younger generation with the authors.
“Writers must try to gather ideas since ideas are a must for a writer at the very outset of starting their journey,” said Borah.
During his speech, he elaborated the story behind his novel ‘China Juddhor Malita’.
Madhurjya Baruah, chief general manager, OIL, urged all to work to upgrade the Tezpur Litfest upto the national and international level in his speech.
Pramod Kalita, secretary of Assam Publication Board also addressed the gathering. Professor Ramesh Chandra Deka, vice chancellor, Cotton University attended the programme as keynote speaker and amidst his thought-provoking speech spoke about the works on preservation of ‘sanchipat’ and about the first PhD holder of the state Radhikaram Dhekial Phookan.
The inaugural session was followed by a panel discussion entitled ‘Challenging Confirmation Bias: Blurring Boundaries’ with the participation of renowned authors Mitra Phukan, Mamang Dai, Dhruba Hazarika and Ankush Saikia. The first day programme concluded with the programme Zarir Hussain ‘In Conversation’ with Rajat Kapoor and cultural evening.

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