On 25th September, 2013, Sourav Ganguly invited celebrities Sayan Basu, Sneha Chatterjee, Sudipa Mukherjee, Neel Mukherjee, Jayjit Banerjee and Biswanath Basu in the program Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program.
Sourav Ganguly asked Sayan Basu what was the meaning of her name Sayan Basu. She said she was born in July, during monsoon period. Srabon in Bengali indicated monsoon. Sayon was derived from Srabon, so her name was given Sayan Basu.
Sneha Chatterjee said her husband who was and film editor, used to play cricket and big admirer of Sourav Ganguly. Sourav Ganguly told everyone that she had ably acted in the Zee Bangla Serial Subarnalata.
Neel Mukherjee said his father also was a great theatre actor. Presently he is acting in one of the plays that his father had acted in the late 1970s.
In the googly round Sneha Chatterjee gave very good answers. On the screen all the alphabets were shown and the word soap written. In the list of alphabets s was coloured red and the second was coloured half –red. She said it indicated daily soap. Sunday was a holiday and Saturday was half day, that was the reason they were coloured red.
In the slog over round the participants answered the questions even before the options were put forward. The result was that most of the answers were wrong. Biswanath Basu pressed the buzzer relating to the question what was the actual name of music composer Jeet Ganguly. He could not answer that the original name was Chandrajeet Ganguly.
Some of the questions asked by Sourav Ganguly were very intelligent ones. He asked which came first egg or chicken. The question did not mention’s the egg of which bird. The answer was the Dinosaurs came before human beings and other birds. So obviously the dinosaur’s egg came before the chickens.
Neel Mukherjee asked Sourav Ganguly that if anyone wanted to create a film on the life of Sourav Ganguly, who will be the actor who he wanted to act out his role. Sourav Ganguly said that if such a film is made in future, he wanted to play the role.
At the end of the show, Sudipa Mukherjee became the winner of the Zee Bangla Dadagiri Program. As no one could score 50 points, the cash amount for the fastest 50 was distributed among all the contestants. When the child contestant who used to carry the bats for Sourav Ganguly was asked who was the better actor among the celebrities, he said Neel Mukherjee.