KANAN turned producer in 1949.Her banner was SHREEMATI PICTURES.
She presented a number of films from 1949 to 1965, adding to the list of classic
Bengali films. As producer her first two films meant financial loss-ANANYA
(1949) fetched good money but new taxes imposed at the time caused some loss
and the inexperience of the new producer also resulted in avoidable wastage.
BAMUNER MEYE(1949) although based on a well read novel by Sarat Chandra
came much ahead of it's time received very good reviews but not so much the
sympathy of the audience. Her films were directed by a unit SABYASACHI-
( Ajoy Kar, Binoy Chatterjee and KANAN herself ) to start with. Her husband
Haridas Bhattacharjee took over from MEJDIDI as screenplay writer and directed
all the films that came after 1950. KANAN also acted in most of her productions
with great success. Most of these were based on Sarat Chandra stories.
KANAN had purchased the film rights of Sarat Chandra's Bipradas and the
Screenplay was written by Haridas Bhattacharjee. Shooting was about to start
when Shreemati Pictures received court notice that disputed her rights over the
novel-the project had to be shelved indefinitely till the legal tussle was settled-
KANAN's initial plan to play Bandana had to be dropped with her advancing
age, thereafter she decided to do Sati, and still later Dayamoyee. However
the case went on and on and the final resolution came when she had not only
quit acting but had stopped producing as well…….