Sushant's turning Bengali!

By HT

Mumbai, July 18 -- Bengali author Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's popular character from the '30s and '40s, Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshi, seems to be getting his due on the silver screen.

While filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh will play Byomkesh in director Rituparno Ghosh's last venture, Dibakar Banerjee is also planning on making a film with the detective in the lead. In order to make the character as real as possible, Dibakar has decided to take Sushant Singh Rajput, who is playing Byomkesh, to Kolkata to help him soak up the nuances of Bengali culture.

The director is set to give Sushant a taste of everyday Bengali life, taking him through the city. "I need to turn Sushant into a universal Bengali. I want him to be steeped in Kolkata's urban culture," says Dibakar. "I want him to live in a crowded student boarding house, eat at roadside stalls, walk around the Maidan, hang