Making sense of uncertainties


As the viewers catches up along with his new collection Mafia on ZEE5, books and music are protecting Namit Das busy. He says a little bit love and a splash of endurance are the one issues wanted to outlive the turbulent occasions we live in. The actor identified for his performances in Wake Up Sid, Hamari Adhuri Kahani and Sui Dhaaga, Namit talks in regards to the new present and extra.

Character name

“Work on Mafia started last year, roughly around this time. It was fantastic shooting with senior director Birsa Dasgupta who is bound to earn a name in Mumbai with this show. The shoot happened in northern Bengal. It was my first time in that region and was an amazing experience. My character is very shifty, mysterious one. The show’s creative, Rohan Ghosh, shared a certain idea, I had some inputs, and we kind of met mid way. Rohan mentioned about one of his roommates from Bihar and I took pointers on my character’s mannerisms from there. However, to deliver the accent was sure a different journey.”

Books over exhibits

“Web series are a very strong medium, especially in the times we are living in. Since we cannot go to theatre or cinemas, a lot of stuff is streaming online. However, it’s not shows but books that I am banking on. Classical music is my area of interest and I have been reading a lot on it. I also got ample time to do riyaaz and play the piano. I have a good collection of LPs and have been making the most of the turntable.”

Face the change

“There is no other option but to embrace the change. As one gets back to life outside, one needs to take all the necessary precautions. When going out, do not discount the fact that these are unusual circumstances. Be patient with yourself and those around you. The world will eventually return to normalcy, but till then we must take utmost care of ourselves and those around us.”

Music maker

Namit hails from a musical household. His father, Chandan Dass, is a reputed ghazal singer. He too is a musician in his personal proper and has composed three songs for Mira Nair’s adaptation of the Vikram Seth’s novel, A Suitable Boy, whereby he acts too.

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