Yes, it’s been quite a long time we spoke, how have you all been? I hope you all are great. When you read this, either I am in a flight headed towards the tinsel town of Mumbai, I have landed, or in a very very unlucky option, am dead (seriously, 1 in a million 😛 ).
Jokes apart… All in my 22 years of life, I have been surrounded by people, some have stayed on forever, some have carried on, and some I have chose to not be surrounded by. 😛 This is a thank you note to all of them who have ever been there, even if it was for a minute minute. You have all been a part of what I have grown on to become. And if today I am, at all, an occupant of a flight seat, chasing my dreams, is cause you devoted a moment of your life towards me, loving, supporting, caring, and even at times, hating and hurting.
Don’t be alarmed. Today I shall talk of everything good. Of bad, I shall speak at a time suited for me to talk no more.
Thank you all.
God is good, and He has given a great lot in my life, and I’m blessed to know He is there, guarding me, protecting me, and letting me know He has me sorted.
Maa, you’re that one person in my life I needed the most now, and sadly not there no more. The carcinoma might have taken you far far away from me, but that ‘good night’ you uttered three days before you passed away, still echoes in my ears everynight I go to sleep. To all that I am, I owe you, I am a part of you, I am you. Just can’t believe you’re gone 6 months. Missing you.
My family. Thank you.
Debraj da, you’re that brother I never had. From us, sharing lyrics, to you, calling me infront of my building, giving up a part of your first pay in India to get it to help my maa in some way, to us, struggling to finish up a song, in the craziest of our times. I love you brother. You are pure, you are open, you are kind. We fought, we hugged, we screamed, and I know we’re strong.
Sayon, you know how close we are. We might not be the best of friends, but we sure are the best of brothers. I have joked with you, corrected you, said the meanest of things, even rude at times, I apologise if they’ve ever hurt you, but you’ve always held a very dear place in my heart, I’ve loved you as a younger brother, always.
To my ‘Chor’ team, Soumyajit da, Biplab da, you guys will always stay a close pair to my heart. You’re the ones whose support was an integral part of me making a film in the first place.
Arghya da, thank you for being killed, on-screen ofcourse. Within those home-concocted blood and black-tape lined ‘boti’, there was your neck and you took it like a boss. 😀
Honey da, busy, charismatic, and super fun to be with. Oh, how I miss those addas at Biplab da’s place. Stay like you are.
Souradipta, I love you!!! To us, cutting videos up in the wake of the night, watching bat-shit horror movies, discussing takes we’re too confused about.
Gargi, you’ve been a true bro. You’ve taken me and us for what we were, raw, unabridged, uncensored. You’ve come to us, the same. To choosing a nighty with you (to kill in 😀 ), to discussing ghost stories, to having piece(s) of your ‘oh-so-good’ cakes. I wish you have a great marriage (I know now what your palm-lines say 😛 ). Love.
Rahul, perhaps the first time we met, we actually said, “we seem to quite gel in.” You’ve been a great support, a very very close friend. A brother to be precise. From us, discussing games, to us, actually planning to make one, I know you have a part of me taught.
Hiranmoy, never have I seen you dance since school, I am doubtful you actually dance. 😛 We’ve not been close for years, perhaps the sad demise of my maa brought us together and we’ve been strong since. You’ve made me laugh at a time where laughter was a rarity. Thank you brother.
Swarnava da, you scolded me when I skipped my M.A., you corrected me when my film went sloth, you taught me a great deal in the art of filming. To us, from getting chased at metro, to us, discussing scripts, to us, walking back from tollygunge after shoot, dubbing in an afternoon, with a rooh afza too sweet.
SB da, we’ve known eachother hardly months, but even before we met, I knew you were an elder brother. I wish you all the happinesses in life, Wishing a great life for Gutuls.
Abhishek Sir, Gourab Sir, you know this, and It won’t hurt saying
again, thank you for being such a strong support system in my life.
Pushpen, my only university friend, and one of the my ultra-dearest friends. Yes I shall visit your home, and we shall have a time meant for kings. 😀
A little funny, I’ve spoken individually of you, but come to think of it, very honestly, you’ve come to me as a team. We were an unit, and we shall remain so. You all were more than friends, really, you were like family, naay, you were family.
To all else, who’ve been so special to me, Anwesha, Arijit, Aritra da, Roshmi, Shilpi, Shangarab, Raj, Priyanka, Trisha, Nandini, Arko, Aditya, Jayesmita, Abhijit, Munmun, Tanaji, Debojit, Shubhayan, Arpan, Pooja, Tania, and all, Thank you.
To our supporters in the social media circuit, you have been like a storm.