Had never left: Moushumi Chatterjee



Moushumi Chatterjee, who is known for her roles in Angoor (1982) and Ghayal (1990), celebrates her birthday on April 26. The actor, who is turning 60, is excited that her next Bengali film actor-director Aparna Sen’s Goynar Baksho is releasing on the same day. “It’s a pleasant surprise
that my film is releasing on the same day. Some of my friends feel that organising a small premiere would be a good birthday gift,” says Chatterjee.

The actor has taken a back seat from acting but she insists that she hasn’t retired and will only work in films of her choice. “I haven’t been working because I am a very lazy person and have to be motivated to do a film. People wrongly say that I am making a comeback every time they see me in a film. I had never left, so this term ‘comeback’ irritates me a lot,” says Chatterjee, who faced the camera for Goynar Baksho four years after her role in Aparna’s last film, The Japanese Wife (2010).

The actor isn’t having a huge celebration on her birthday, but enjoys the gesture if her family members take an initiative. “I am not very enthusiastic about celebrating birthdays. Of course, I feel nice when people wish me or send me gifts. Or if my family members plan to have lunch or dinner together, it would be nice. However, I always remember everyone’s birthdays and even call to wish them,” says the actor.