RaktaCharitra-Actor Subrat Dutta talks about the Ram Gopal Varma movie

Subrat Dutt
Subrat Dutt

Oct 18, 2010 (CalcuttaTube): Versatile Bengali actor Subrat Dutta talks about his upcoming multilingual film Rakta Charitra directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film that has Vivek Oberoi, Surya, Shatrughan Sinha, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sushant Singh, Radhika Apte, Priyamani, Zarina Wahab, Ashwini Kaleskar, Sudeep and others in the cast will be released in two parts. The first part will be released on Oct 22, 2010. The film is simultaneously made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

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“This is my first film with Ram Gopal Varma. By now we know that the film is basically about the conflict between Paritala Ravi and Suri played by Vivek Oberoi and Suriya respectively. And I am doing the role of AK, King Of Anandpur.

“I play the role of a friend of Vivek Oberoi’s father, his elder brother and his own mentor. In the film I believe in Vivek’s dad’s ideologies. So I help the son to become a politician. Shatrughan Sinha portrays a character who takes advantage of political conflicts between two parties. The way Varma tells the story is very ‘Ramu-ian’, that is what I would say. It is an action oriented film, with lots of bloodshed, revenge and aggression. The thing is that whenever there is some kind of riot or battle between some parties, there are others who benefit out of it. There comes out the animal instincts of humans. The story is all written in blood.” says Dutta who is acting in both Telugu and Hindi versions.

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Dutta who had to learn to Telugu for the film says that the most exciting thing to be an actor is that you learn new things all the time.

Rakta Charitra reminds me of the Mahabharata. I am not aggressive as a person. But I am aggressive about my work. I won’t say it is difficult, but you have to give something else to bring out that kind of acting. I had to work with myself, my skills and potential which transferred to the particular character.

“AK believes in Naxalism. It is a very angry character who does all the executions and violent activities. However, I didn’t have to take much preparation at home. Everything is instantaneous when you are working with him. He would say ‘do it again’, and go on improvising things on the spot. As an actor you have to be very alert when you are around him. And that makes you more creative. There was a scene where Vivek dies and I had to give a look. I showed him about eight looks, and Ramu showed me three four more. For one look in the film, we tried ten-twelve looks. So you see you have to be flexible like water when you work with Ram Gopal Varma. He is extremely creative, so you cannot have any mental block when you are working with him. You have to be extremely alert when carrying out his directions. All this makes working with him very enjoyable. Ramu has a different method of work. Being a professional actor, it is my first priority to bring out what my director believes in,” says the actor.

In the film, Subrat Dutta has no direct scenes with Surya but works with stars and stalwarts like Vivek Oberoi, Shatrughan Sinha, Ashish Vidyarthi. “Working with stars is nothing new for me. I have previously worked with Aamir Khan in ‘Mangal Pandey’ and Ajay Devgn in ‘Tango Charlie’. My scenes in ‘Mangal Pandey’ got edited is a different issue, but I worked in the film for a year. I have had the chance to work with Saif Ali Khan too. I am accustomed working with stars now. When you are working with a star in a scene, you can work in a more relaxed manner, because there is usually no haste in shooting when a big star is there. But the most important thing for you is to know your job well. My personal experience working with stars is very good. They have all been extremely nice with me. Neither has anyone ever showed me any tantrums,” says Dutta.

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