Basu Bhattacharya

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Basu Bhattacharya (1934–1997) was a Hindi film director , most famous for his 1966 film Teesri Kasam, starring Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman (based on a short story by Phanishwar Nath 'Renu'), which won the National Film Award for Best Film in 1967; he also produced Sparsh in 1985 starring Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah, which won the Filmfare Best Movie Award and the most famous box office hit and critically acclaimed film directed by him remains Avishkaar starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore which received five stars in Bollywood Guide "Collections" and Rajesh Khanna received Filmfare Best Actor Award in 1975.

He started his career in 1958 by assisting, Bimal Roy in films like, Madhumati and Sujata and later married, Bimal Roy's daughter, Rinki Bhattacharya, much to Bimal Roy's disapproval. This created a rift between him and his mentor The Tribune, 26 August 2001.. The couple had a son Aditya Bhattacharya (director), and two daughters: Chimmu and Anwesha Arya (a writer). Later after much domestic abuse, his wife Rinki moved out in 1983, and the couple formally divorced in 1990. Rinki went on to write an anthology on Domestic Violence in India, titled, Behind Closed Doors – Domestic Violence in India and...
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