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Graphic novel on Bob Biswas in offing

MUMBAI: A bunch of young entrepreneurs and film buffs in Kolkata and Mumbai are planning a graphic novel on Bob Biswas, the LIC agent turned hired assassin in the Vidya Balan-starrer Kahaani.


Confirming the same, director Sujoy Ghosh said, "They had spoken to me about it and I want to help them out."


He is flattered by the fan frenzy that the character has generated and admits that unlike other pre-release graphic novels, this is not a franchise spinoff or publicity stunt.
 
According to the director, this kind of frenzy is generally reserved for superheroes or iconic characters. "It‘s amazing that people are paying attention to second-rung characters," he averred.


Saswata Chatterjee, who played Biswas, added, "I hadn‘t expected that a cold-blooded killer could become so popular. I have played negative characters earlier too but none have brought me this sort of recognition. Bob did not have too many dialogues. It was all about the body language."


Chatterjee has worked in films like Aborto, Abar Bomkesh, Nobel Chor and Bhalobasha Off Route-A.

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