Roald Dahl didn’t inspire Sujoy Ghosh’s ‘Ahalya’

Ace Director Sujoy Ghosh says his latest short film “Ahalya” is not inspired by author Roald Dahl’s story.


He said, “I’m amused by murmurings that my short film Ahalya is ‘inspired’ from a Roald Dahl story. I’m amused because anyone who reads, knows that Dahl is an author of children’s books.”

He added, “My film, as is evident, is an age old myth, slightly adult in nature, adapted with a feminist twist. I am, however, flattered over the comparisons with Dahl’s work – he is of course, one of the greatest children’s authors of the 20th century”.

The film stars Soumitra Chatterjee and Radhika Apte in lead roles.