I'm not thinking of future in Bollywood: Parambrata Chatterjee
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Popular Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee talks about his foray into Hindi films with 'Kahaani' as a cop who becomes a saviour to a very pregnant Vidya Balan.
You had earlier worked with Vidya in Bhalo Theko. She is now a big name in films. Did you find any change in her?
Working with Vidya was special. She is a brilliant actor and a fantastic human being. 'Bhalo Theko' was my second film and her debut. After many years, I went to met her in her van on the first day of the shoot of Kahaani. She looked at me and smiled saying 'Deep'. That was the name of my character in Bhalo Theko.
I have known her when she was a newcomer, and today Vidya is a National award winner. However, both of us have grown in age and have matured as human beings as well as actors. Though she is a reputed name today, it was amazing to see her grounded.
You are already an established name in Bengali films. After 'Kahaani', what do you think is your future in Bollywood films.
I am not thinking about that. At present, I am just enjoying the adulation and praise that I have been getting for Kahaani. Earlier I had fans only in Kolkata and neighbouring states, now it is also Mumbai and all over. I have been getting tweets from Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. It feels good.
How did Kahaani happen to you?
After acting in Bengali films for eight-nine years, in 2009, I took a break and went to UK to do my Masters in Filmmaking. While touring the continent, I received an email from long time associate and filmmaker Arindam Sil. He wanted to know when I would be back in Kolkata. Later, I got a call on my European number. When I ans-wered, there was a splurge of Bengali gallis from the other end. Shocked, I asked who it was. It was Sujoy Ghosh.
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