Self-awareness of my shortcomings led me to Hindi industry: Actor Anindita Bose
Bengali actor Anindita Bose, who was of late majorly seen in Hindi web shows, is back in Tollywood courtesy filmmaker Atanu Ghosh's Aaro Ek Prithibi where she plays one of the leads. Hours before the film's release, IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings up his recent conversation with Anindita on the film and her journey to Mumbai...
Q. What is 'Aaro Ek Prithibi' to you?
A. Anindita has two worlds, one is the world of actor Anindita and the other is of individual Anindita. My actor persona is very different from my individual persona so I literally treat these as two worlds for me.
Q. How did you slip into the character Aisha?
A. The way Atanu-da narrated Aisha's character to me, I was mentally very sure of doing the role. I took my steps to enter into the film but I was aware that I would do the project. I was mentally ready for the film.
Q. And what were the steps to enter into the film?
A. Atanu-da had handed over some books to me for reading. I went to London for the shoot with a very fresh mind after reading the books. I tried to unlearn everything I knew following the suggestion given to me by Atanu-da, who was planning to do everything fresh.
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Q. How do you prepare for a character in general?
A. I never prepare in advance. I literally just mug up my lines. I am someone who is very instinctive so I just react to situations. I have no hesitation in admitting the fact that I am very dependent on my directors, co-actors, on-set environments. All these help me in contributing to my character.
Q. Are you trying to focus more on web shows and films and not on television?
A. I was very excited by the kind of roles I was being offered in Bombay (Mumbai). I am aware of my shortcomings, like my Bengali pronunciation which has been a huge complaint against me. I am still very grateful to the Bengali audience for working in Kolkata for 10 years. I end up getting a certain kind of role here because of my shortcomings. I don't think at any point people have had confidence to give me a typical Bengali role.
I started trying in Bombay when I realised my roles were getting very stagnant here. I was offered a variety of roles in Bombay where I was given an opportunity to be groomed as well. So by the end of this year, I want to work more in Bombay. It's exciting to work over there.