Gurukul helped shape up my creative side : Rituparna

Kolkata: Tracing the early creative phase of her career, popular film actor Rituparna Sengupta on Wednesday night said that her dance institute contributed in turning her into what she became today.

"I still remember the first few days when we were little girls and then how I evolved under the tutelage of Sutapa Talukdar our teacher, mentor, everything," Rituparna said on the 25th anniversary of `Gurukul`, dance institute here.

"We learnt steps, perfected poise, gestures, we fell in love with dance forms, I owe it to Gurukul which helped us to evolve into a woman from a girl," she said on Wednesday night.

Explaining how it becomes imperative for one to enrich her mental faculty before plunging into creative field, she said "we used to come on Sunday too. The riyaz instilled discipline and I still vividly recall my last days in Gurukul. In fact I still try to be in touch with Sutapadi and my friends, including Debomitra Sengupta," the Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji actor said.

The school, having associated with personalities like film maker Gautam Ghose, painter Jogen Chowdhury, poet Shankho Ghosh, celebrated its anniversary in a grand way with the staging of MAYAR KHELA of Tagore, choreographed by Talukdar, music composed by Tejendra Narayan Majumder and narration in English by Rudra Prasad Sengupta and Sreela Majumder.