'Feluda' actor Sabyasachi Chakroborty believes the new reel avatar of the fictional youth can be Abir Chatterjee in every way.
"An actor is as good as a character. Neither me nor Soumitra Chatterjee can be stuck with Feluda image forever. We essayed our roles when required, it is the director's call afterall," Sabyasachi, who had been an integral part of Sandip's previous Feluda flicks as the razor-sharp sleuth, told PTI at the premier of 'Badshahi Angti'.
The 'Royal Bengal Rahasya' protagonist, the last Feluda film, said Abir looked every part the new age Feluda and whoever dons the cloak, the character will never age.
Director Sandip, having introduced the ardent Feluda fans to the historic city of Lucknow, confirms the film's title bears the signature style of sleuth-creator Satyajit Ray.
"I have retained father's touch in Badshahi Angti. In the caligraphy section the fonts have been developed from the cover illustration of the book, so typical of Baba," Sandip said.
He said computer graphics took care of the reptile references in the film which will add up to the Christmas charm this season as well.
"My next Feluda may happen in two years from now, let's hope Abir will be accepted by the scores of Bengali fans annd readers of Baba," Sandip said.
'Badshahi Angti' was released across Bengal territory today.