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• You are a popular face in the modeling circuit and also a promising actor. Which is your priority?
A: At the moment, acting because for an actor this is a time full of new and exciting opportunities with
the current trend of growing digital space and great content in terms of films or television.
• Your journey till now in brief.
A: It’s been very encouraging for me after I shifted base to Mumbai few years back. I fear stagnation
and from time to time I like to do different things. The last one year has been interesting and good to
me with Har Har Byomkesh, Devi and One, all being different genres.
• You started your journey in the film industry from Ungli opposite to Emraan Hashmi. You also acted
in Bengali & Telegu movies, Punjabi comedy shows. You seem to be multilingual. So, which language
& industry do you prefer the most?
A: As an artist I respect all mediums as long as I enjoy and learn in the process. I don’t think language
should be barrier if the director and script are good. However Bengali cinema will always be close to
my heart because that’s where my roots lie and I’m always looking for a free ticket to go home.
• Recently, you did a sensual photoshoot. Do you wanna share us few things about it?
A: The pictures have been shot by Rohan Gandotra with whom I’ve been wanting to work from a long
time. If you see the pictures you will know how much I enjoyed working with him.
• It’s very tough to succeed & maintain one’s stardom in the glamour industry. What’s your take in
A: I can only comment on it once I’ve achieved stardom. Having said that I believe humility goes a
long way. I’m not out to compete in the rat race, my work has always just been a job for me and I prefer
keeping it that way. I can’t comment on others.
• Have you felt neglected at any point due to nepotism in Bollywood?
A: Yes. I have my days when I wake up frustrated and feel it’s unfair and how bad the struggle is for
some of us vs some who get a thousand second chances, but then u gotta do what u gotta do.
• Who’s your role model?
A: I am inspired by Meryl Streep, Daniel Day Lewis, Madonna and I wanna stay evergreen as Zeenat
Aman. I was over the moon when I got to know I was cast in Love Life And Screw Ups and it was
Zeenat ji’s show. I think my mom did the happy dance that day. (Laughs)
• Who’s your favorite director?
A: That’s a tricky question, I have too many. Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, Raj Kumar Hirani,
Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Rituparno Ghosh, Vishal Bhardwaj. My list is actually long.
• In future, with whom would you like to work?
A: I would love to do good work and that’s all what matters. I feel we’re in a very good time and space
currently and there are so many talented new filmmakers these days, if you are ready to push urself the
opportunities are immense.
• What’s next in line?
A: Kapil Sharma’s Love Life And Screw Ups which is a sitcom web series and there’s Agnidev
Chatterjee’s Jihaad which is a serious film on the aftermath of the Bangladesh terror attack.
• What would you like to say your fans?
A: Thanks for your love & support, you are my backbone.
• A message for LaughaLaughi.
A: It’s a great web portal with great content, had a great time doing this interview.
Contact : Lopamudra Das