Master Director Satyajit Ray had a “deep respect” for the women, heroine who were the leading ladies in his film.
Sharmila Tagore, Madhabi Mukherjee and Aparna Sen remembered with nostalgia their involvements of working with Ray and the chance for working with him is called LUCK.
“He had a deep respect for women. He told me once, probably because women are not equal to men in terms of physical powers that they are much more powerful when it comes to the moral force and its female characters show that,” said Aparna Sen, who made his debut as an actress in 1961 of Ray’s film “Teen Kanya” based on three stories of Rabindranath Tagore. Sen has played in history Mrinmoyee “Samapti”.
Approved the actress Sharmila Tagore, who also began his trip to celluloid with “Apur Sansar”, the latest film of Ray Apu Trilogy, in 1959, at the age of thirteen.
“He had the look of Director… it is what made its fame.” He made a variety of films covering different periods and showed that women could do marvelous jobs during this period”. It was true at the time, said Sharmila Tagore.
After ‘Apur Sansar’, Ray had thrown Tagore as Dayamoyee in “Devi”, before that it was going to become a very successful actress in hindi movies. She returned to work in the films of Ray-’Nayak’, “Aranyer Din Ratri» and «Seemabaddha”. Sharmila Tagore is the actress who played in the largest number of films (five) by Ray.
“It was he who introduced me to the cinema. If it had not been for him, I wouldn’t become an actress because I did not want to become one of them. I was a school girl. He found me in the front of the school and it changed my life. It made me discover this wonderful world and now I can sit and talk with you ‘, said Tagore. “
Aparna Sen has echoed Tagore and says: “Without Ray, I wouldn’t me.”. As the wife of Ray Bijoya tells us in his book “Manik and me”, it was because of his insistence that the Director turned his attention to Aparna Sen, just a student of the school, and has chosen it to “Dinesha”.
On the whole, Mr. Ray is one of the best director & writer in the world. He was also a very good human being. He has given Bangla culture the best he could. Salute to him. :)