Actor Yami Gautam Dhar, seen most recently in ‘Bhoot Police’, started her love affair with Bengali culture, food and Kolkata while shooting for the film ‘Lost’, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chaudhary.
“The film ‘Lost’ is quite special for me for several reasons. One of the reasons is that it has one of the finest scripts that I have read in the recent past. I got a chance to shoot the film in Kolkata and worked with a fantastic director, Tonyda (Roy Chaudhary).” said Yami.
Continuing to share her experiences, Yami said: “We shot the film on location in Kolkata. The weather was quite humid and it wasn’t an easy shoot really. But, when I look and feel the city of Kolkata, it is so full of life. You know, Kolkata is not like Mumbai, people are not always running after things. There’s a laid-back charm to the city, yet it is so vibrant, so full of life.
Recalling her best food memories during the ‘Lost’ shoot, Yami said: “All throughout the schedule, I ate ‘ghar ka khana’ from Tonyda’s home. So Indranidi would get me ‘aloo posto’, ‘dal’, ‘begun bhaja’ and ‘paturi’ — all the things that you eat in a Bengali home. No, you cannot get that food, cooked with love, in any commercial eatery.”
The film ‘Lost’ also features Pankaj Kapur, Rahul Khanna, Neil Bhoopalam, Pia Bajpiee and Tushar Pandey, and is slated to release in 2022.