‘I am a very positive person’

Manpriya Singh

Thanks to the lockdown, actor Jisshu Sengupta can now just about match a lot of the switches to the respective followers and lights in his new home! He shouldn’t be joking, solely symbolically referring to the way it was some high quality time at house after consistently being on the go for nearly three years. “I also got to spend time with my daughters whom I stay away from most of the time due to my work,” says the actor, presently e-promoting Shakuntala Devi.

As an actor, he would like to see himself on the 70-mm display screen, “But at the same time, my film, if it were to release in theatres, wouldn’t have reached as many as 200 countries in one go. It also matters how many people have seen my film, OTT gives me a chance to do that.”

Slow & regular

After Manikarnika, whereby he essayed the function of Gangadhar Rao, issues modified. “People started knowing me. You need to give that time, put in that work to get noticed. I have been around in Bollywood for only two-and-a-half years, which is nothing. If I am talented enough, I’ll get my due though.” Work is what issues for the time being, as for the accolades he is able to look forward to his flip or possibly even step again. For Shakuntala Devi too, “I don’t mind giving the credit to Vidya at all.”

Which, mockingly, can be the essence of his character, Paritosh Banerji, the husband of the maths wizard, “One of the things that appealed to me is that we’ve often heard the adage, ‘behind every successful man, there’s a woman’… this one reverses that. When you watch the film, you’ll understand it.”

Staying constructive

Unpredictability is a lifestyle in Indian cinema, extra so within the gentle of current noises being made within the trade and its working. While admitting to generally entering into darkish areas, he admits to not staying there for lengthy, “Thankfully, I am a very positive person. I don’t get into the negative space most of the time. I won’t say I don’t at all, but, mostly, I am always hopeful.” Just as he’s hopeful, theatres will open and folks will return to cinema screens. In the in the meantime, it’s on-line streaming he’s pinning all hopes on.

Apart from Shakuntala Devi, developing is Sadak 2, after which an internet collection. While he isn’t able to half with any extra particulars, he says, “It’s a crime series.”

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