Actor Nigel releases book of verses
By Barshali Banerjee, Kolkata, Feb 1 : Nigel Akkara is a new addition to the Tollywood film industry after the success of his film Muktodhara, which rode on the content drawn from the dramatic past of the actor himself who actually was a convict spending years behind bars till life changed for him with some prison reforms and the visit to the jail by danseuse Alokananda Roy to explore artistic abilities of the prisoners.
Though busy with new acting projects now, Nigel Akkara was spotted in the 37th Kolkata Book Fair recently releasing a poetry book by Shomshukla.
The book of verses titled 'Ekti Manusher Khoje' (In search of a Human) was released by Nigel along with writer Bani Basu and the poetess herself at the Pratibhas Publication stall.
Nigel, who made his debut with the film 'Muktodhara' released last year, is now busy with new films as his kitty is packed with some new projects following some critical acclaim.
"Shoots are going on for a film that I am doing for South. Besides talks are rather almost finalized for an untitled Bengali project," he said at the event.
On if a sequel to Muktodhara will be made, he told IBNS, "I will never do or act in the Muktodhara 2, if made."
Gifted with a barytone voice, Nigel recited his favourite poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes, and expressed his love for poetry. He also shared his interest to know more about the enigma of 'Banalata Sen', a masterpiece by another famous late Bengali poet, Jibanananda Das.
"Poetry is an in born and hidden talent within a man and I feel poetry sometimes makes a complete man," he said.
Poetess Shomshukla explained the meaning of the name of her newly released book by Nigel and Bani Basu, and said she was inspired by nature.
"As we are born out of the Nature and identified with it, through my creations I wanted to explore Nature, love, spirituality and many more. The book is an amalgamation of my thoughts and feelings and a mix of the mundanity of every life along with imagination and idealism".
The book has 56 poems and is published by Pratibhas Publishers. --IBNS