National Award winner Riddhi Sen to play Kajol’s reel-life son in ‘Eela’

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 19 April 2018

Nineteen-year-old Bengali actor Riddhi Sen who recently won a National Award of Best Actor for the film, Nagarkirtan, will next be seen in Bollywood. The actor will also be seen in Pradeep Sarkar’s directorial venture, Eela and will be playing the role of Kajol’s son. 

“Ajay Devgn was the one who launched him in Parched and he has also worked in the films like Kahaani, Bhoomi, Churanga directed by Vikas Mehra and Open Tee Bioscope, a Bengali film which is directed by Anindya Chatterjee. He took up theatre at a very early age,” says a source. 

Nineteen-year-old Bengali actor Riddhi Sen who recently won a National Award of Best Actor for the film, Nagarkirtan, will next be seen in Bollywood. The actor will also be seen in Pradeep Sarkar’s directorial venture, Eela and will be playing the role of Kajol’s son. 

“Ajay Devgn was the one who launched him in Parched and he has also worked in the films like Kahaani, Bhoomi, Churanga directed by Vikas Mehra and Open Tee Bioscope, a Bengali film which is directed by Anindya Chatterjee. He took up theatre at a very early age,” says a source. 

After the announcement of the National Film Awards, Kajol took to Twitter to show her love towards her onscreen son. She tweeted, “My virtual son from Eela wins a National Award for his Bengali film Nagarkirtan. Awesomesauce Riddhi Sen!”

Riddhi reminisces that when he got the news of him winning the prestigious award, urged on by his mother who saw the news on a channel, Pradeep Sarkar was the first person he called. “Dada was really happy and Kajol ma’am even arranged for a cake for me on the set to celebrate my National Award win,” Riddhi says.

The movie, which is Kajol’s comeback in Bollywood after Dilwale (2015) is being produced by Ajay Devgn and Jayantilal Gada. 

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