A middle-class girl with ambitions to reach the top — Arpita Mukherjee, a close associate of tainted Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and co-accused in the SSC scam — was famous in the glamor industry.
Mukherjee hailed from Belghuria in North Kolkata and it was around 2004-05 that he started reaching out to people connected to the modeling and film world. Although he received a few offers, including films in Oriya, Mukherjee was not impressed. People close to her say that she only dreamed of becoming the lead heroine in a big budget caper.
Soon after, Mukherjee got her break as a heroine in Tollywood in a film directed by producer Gautam Saha and also starring Monica Bedi – due to her relationship with underworld don Abu Salem. was in the spotlight.
Speaking to News18 about Mukherjee, Saha said she was “very brave and passionate”. “We interviewed her twice during which she told us that she was here to be a heroine. She was good-looking but not good in terms of expression. We cast her in our film, which released in 2011. , and gave him the identity of a star. However, after 2012, we saw a change in him. This was also when he started throwing big parties.
Saha asserted that once Mukherjee gained some fame, she was no longer interested in keeping in touch with him. The producer also stated that Mukherjee was upset with him because his debut film was presented as Monica Bedi’s comeback film. An angry Mukherjee left the premiere of the film.
“We were stunned. The moment he realized that a few people had started recognizing him, he stopped keeping in touch. I saw him with Partha Da. [Partha Chatterjee] A few days later. We are also surprised at its recovery from homes. She was an ordinary girl with big ambitions.”
People close to Mukherjee say that since 2013, when she started dating Chatterjee, she cut all ties with people who were part of her early career.
Director Shangamatra Chaudhary, now in the BJP, also remembers Mukherjee as a simpleton. “She acted in three of my films. At that time, she was very simple; she didn’t even have a car. Later, she bought a second-hand car. We had a great time while shooting on the sets. 2013 After, I joined BJP and she stopped keeping in touch. Later, I saw her on the hoarding of ‘Naktola Udayan Pujo’. I was happy for her that she was doing well. Last seven days. We are shocked after what happened. It shows how senior ministers use girls like her and they have been used too.
Industry insiders say Mukherjee was in a hurry to make it big, which is reflected in his increasing interactions in political circles and presence in major parties.
From owning a second-hand car to driving around in Audis and Mercedes, Mukherjee certainly made it big but for his former colleagues, the path he chose was one of doom and destruction.
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