“Gora”, by Rabindranath Tagore is going to be filmed by Director Somnath Sen for small screen. There will be lot of emphasis on female characters such as Sucharita and Harimohini. In this show, the role of Harmohini is played by Pallavi Chatterjee, a Bengali actress.
Pallavi believes that this role was the toughest one for her. She says that when Gora was read by her in Bengali, she read it again and again and Parthoda approached her for getting a feel of the character, who shuns all luxuries, non-veg, wears white but retains the desire for living her life, the way she wants.
On being asked about any changes in her character, she said that there is no one who can think of straying from original work of Tagore. Somnath Sen has made it on the same lines, but has injected contemporary outlook as well as a spirit of independence. Overall, it is kept true to the society and family of Harmohini.
He further said that some women characters were strongly identified by him in that novel and he felt for Harmohini as he read lines about the emancipation of women.