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Shakuntala Devi: Jisshu Sengupta On Why He “Actually Wished To Be A Half” Of The Movie

Jisshu Sengupta with Vidya Balan in a nonetheless from the movie. courtesy: senguptajisshu)


  • Shakuntala Devi launched on Amazon Prime Video on July 31, 2020
  • The movie has been directed by Anu Menon
  • The movie additionally stars Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh

New Delhi:

Bengali cinema star Jisshu Sengupta believes streaming companies have introduced in a real crossover of various cinemas within the nation. The 43-year-old actor is thought for his intensive and award-winning work in Bengali cinema however he isn’t a stranger to Hindi audiences, with movies resembling Barfi!, Piku, Mardaani and its 2019 sequel, and Manikarnika to his credit score. Jisshu believes a much-needed amalgamation of all regional movie industries has occurred due to OTT platforms. “I believe in Amazon solely, there’s a number of content material from Bengali cinema. There are additionally a number of Bengali apps that are there for fairly a while now. It’s as much as the viewers, in the event that they wish to watch it, they will go to those apps.”

“Similar goes for us as we could not see Marathi movies or motion pictures from the south as a lot as we needed to. We by no means knew of Punjabi movies as we weren’t capable of watch these motion pictures. Now, due to OTT platforms, we’re capable of see these completely different sorts of cinemas. So a crossover is occurring,” Jisshu informed PTI in an interview. He careworn that OTT platforms have made folks conscious of his previous work, which motivates him to enterprise into completely different territories.

“I am doing a Telugu movie now which shall be my fourth. I’ve began appearing in Hindi. That is an ideal factor that has occurred,” he added. Within the Vidya Balan-led Shakuntala Devi, Jisshu performs the position of Shakuntala Devi’s husband Paritosh Banerji. The movie, directed by Anu Menon and likewise that includes Sanya Malhotra, began streaming on Amazon Prime Video from Friday.

“The way in which the movie is, I actually needed to be part of it. After I learn the script, I had some doubts. I requested Anu and she or he was very clear about how she is coping with the whole topic. I used to be very fortunate that I used to be approached for this position,” the actor stated with out going into the main points of his character. Jisshu feels very happy with the work he has finished in Hindi cinema until now and he needs to proceed engaged on movies as numerous as Shakuntala Devi.

“All of the movies that I’ve finished until now are particular to me. A lot of the administrators had been Bengali, like Anurag Basu, Shoojit Sircar and I’ve additionally labored with Sujoy Ghosh. All of them knew me and the form of work I had finished. These movies stay very near my coronary heart.”

The spotlight of his two-decade-long profession, nonetheless, is his collaboration with the late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh in The Final Lear (2007), Shob Choritro Kalponik (2009), Abohomaan (2010), Noukadubi (2011) and Chitrangada: The Crowning Want (2012). Jisshu stated Rituparno Ghosh, who died in 2013 on the age of 49, performed an necessary position in his skilled life.

“Rituparno Ghosh was undoubtedly my mentor, my information, my every thing. He was like a household quantity. I miss him so much as a result of he is the one who made me an actor. He made me perceive precisely what an actor ought to do and the way he ought to method a personality. He made me perceive the way to really feel a personality. His movies have taken me to locations, to a few of the greatest movie festivals the world over. I am grateful to him and to god that Rituparno Ghosh occurred to me,” he added.

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