Soumitra Chattopadhyay talks about Angshumaner Chhobi
Soumitra Chattopadhyay, the legendary actor in Bengali Cinema, talks to CalcuttaTube about his upcoming Bengali movie ‘Angshumaner Chhobi‘ by Director Atanu Ghosh. CalcuttaTube is honored to have Soumitra Chattopadhyay at our website.
Calcutta Tube: You are playing the role of an actor in ‘Anghsumaner Chhobi’. How different is it being an actor in real life than being one in a film?
Soumitra Chattopadhyay: They are totally different. The responsibilities of an actor in real life are real. However, when you are playing the role of an actor in a movie, the responsibilties of the character go by the script and are not real, even if they look like real.
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Calcutta Tube: In your long eventful acting career you are portraying the role of an actor for the first time in a feature film in ‘Angshumaner Chhobi’. You also did the role of a don for the first time in ‘Doshta Dosh’ by Arin Paul. How do you feel when you still work in a totally new role?
Soumitra Chattopadhyay: I have previously portrayed the role of an actor in a Doordarshan telefilm titled ‘Kaal Taranga’. If a role is worth it, it is always a rewarding feeling. But the day to day regular roles, do not excite me any more.
Calcutta Tube: You have previously worked with director Atanu Ghosh in his telefilms. ‘Angshumaner Chhobi’ is the first feature film by Atanu da. How different was it working with him in the feature film?
Soumitra Chattopadhyay: The actual process of working was obviously the same. Atanu has been very meticulous in Angshumaner Chhobi, just the way way he is about his telfilms. He took lot of pains to get them across the screen too. He worked very hard to make the film.
Calcutta Tube: The Bengali film industry is inundated with remakes these days. What are your views on remakes?
Soumitra Chattopadhyay: Since I do not get many offers to work in remake films these days, I cannot say much. I have never given it much thinking. But I may not have any problems working in a remake-movie. I have worked in a movie called ‘MantraMugdha’ in the past, which was a remake. A classic can always be remade. But reamkes are probably not always made that way these days.
Interview by: Ankan Basu, CT Reporter, USA
Write Up by: Shrabanti Basu, CT reporter, USA
Angshumaner Chhobi is releasing on August 21st, 2009