Bidding adieu to Basu Chatterjee: Rakesh Roshan in recall mode | Hindi Movie News
Movies like Choti Si Baat, Rajnigandha, Baaton Baaton Mein, Ek Ruka Hua Faisla, Chameli Ki Shaadi, Kamla Ki Maut, Priyatama, Hamari Bahu Alka, and shows like Kakaji Kahin and Byomkesh Bakshi, are counted among his best works. Rakesh Roshan remembers Basu Chatterjee as a filmmaker he was eager to work with.
Rakesh Roshan said, “Basuda’s films always impressed me and I used to yearn to work with him. In those days, he lived a hundred yards away from my house in Santacruz. We would often meet and I never skipped a chance to tell him how much I wanted to work with him. We eventually did three films – Priyatama, Hamari Bahu Alka and Khatta Meetha. The latter was the first one that we did together. Working with him, I realized what a simple man he was. He was a great story-teller, gifted with an amazing sense of humour and a beautiful smile. At work, he was a disciplined man who would place the camera and allow his actors to narrate the story. Working with him was like a picnic, no stress and no worries. It was age that caught up with him and sadly, he parted with us today, leaving a void that can’t be filled.”