Kishore Kumar loved to see himself as a patron of the arts and would often say that Satyajit Ray's critically acclaimed Pather Panchali would not have been made without his help. This is just one of the interesting anecdotes filmmaker Shoojit Sircar chanced upon while researching for his biopic on the legendary singer-actor-director.
Do any of Kishore Kumar's fans know he had partly financed Satyajit Ray's career-making Pather Panchali? "A fact Kishore Kumar never tired of reminding Ray about whenever they bumped into each other in Kolkata," said Sircar.
"Kishore Kumar never stopped preening about this fact to close friends, 'Do you know India's greatest film 'Pather Panchali' could've never been made if it wasn't for me'? He loved to see himself as a patron of the fine arts. In fact, some of the films that Kishore Kumar directed, like Door Gagan Ki Chaon Mein, reflected the sensitivities of Ray," Shoojit revealed
The director, who's busy scripting the biopic, is overjoyed that the legendary singer-actor's family shared their experiences and memories with him, but says he would love some inputs from Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle too.
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