Tollywood Actor Aryann Bhowmik, who won the hearts of the audience with Santu in Bengali Movie Mishawr Rohosyo is back with Window Connection in which he plays Rahul, a character with grey shades. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent in a candid conversation with the young and talented actor got to know a lot about acting, co-stars, inspirations and many more such issues.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– After Mishawr Rohosyo you are back with Window connection. Tell us something about your role in this new movie?
Aryann Bhowmik– The name of the character is Rahul. He is a young guy of around 18 and is from a disturbed family background. He is basically a loner who is deprived of Love. One day by chance he discovers Sohini, a young lady neighbor of around 25 yrs old while she was taking a bath through the toilet WINDOW. Rahul videographs Sohini and gets physically attracted initially. However he gradually falls in love with Sohini. Sohini is unaware about Rahul’s actual feelings. A friendship develops between Rahul and Sohini. Then all of a sudden Rahul finds that there is another man in Sohini’s life and they are in Love. How Rahul reacts to it then & what happens to Rahul is the rest of the story. Rahul is basically a character with many shades, mostly grey.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Why did you pick to play this character?? Did you want to break the image of the chocolate boy that you have??
Aryann Bhowmik– I am just a 3 films released artist so I don’t think I have any specific image so early. Moreover I don’t want to get into a specific image. I am an actor and want to do different type of roles. I found this character interesting & a bit challenging from an actor’s point of view, so I did it. I am too selective about roles otherwise in place of 3 my number of releases would have been much more.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– How did you prepare yourself for the role?
Aryann Bhowmik– Generally, when I get a script I get into a shell and try to be in that character’s mold till the shoot is over. So this film was no exception and another two aspects helped me a lot. I make short films whenever I am free. I have directed 5 short films with my own scripts. Just before getting the offer of Windows Connection I wrote a short film script based on schizophrenia, for that I had studied a lot and researched a lot on the different aspects of human psychology. And the 2nd thing was my grandmother died just one day before the shooting of the film started. I was attached to her very closely as I have been with her all the years, in our family since birth. These two incidents helped me a lot to develop Rahul. It was challenging because Rahul is entirely opposite to my character in real life. He is neglected by parents and I am so loved and pampered by my parents. And above all I must mention, throughout the year I do acting classes with Ace Theatre actor Mr.Debranjan Nag, my acting teacher. That helps me in all my roles. THANK YOU DEBU UNCLE!
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– The leading lady with you in Window Connection is one who is elder to your character. How comfortable were you while acting in such a scenario?
Aryann Bhowmik– Just like a normal co-actor. Bumba uncle is such a senior actor so if I can act normally with him, the same implies works with the female characters too. It’s the role we play. It does not depend on gender.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– How was the experience of working with Tanusree?
Aryann Bhowmik– The experience was fantastic. Tanusree di is so co-operative and a very down to earth person. She is a very nice human being by heart.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Did you feel uncomfortable doing the romantic scenes with Tanusree?
Aryann Bhowmik– No, not at all. We are actors and we are portraying the role within the boundary of aesthetic decency. So there is no problem at all and Tanusreedi also made the scenes very comfortable, which made it easier.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– What are your upcoming projects??
Aryann Bhowmik- I have just completed shoot for a Hindi Film with a Big production house in Mumbai directed by a leading Director. It will release in December nationwide. And I have finalized two scripts in Bengali, out of which one will be made this year another next year by the same director. Other details cannot be divulged as of now .And tentatively two more Kakababu stories will be made into films soon.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– What kind of films will you like to do in future?
Aryann Bhowmik– All kind of GOOD films where the roles attract me.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Which are the directors you will like to work with?
Aryann Bhowmik– I want to work with all GOOD directors in GOOD films in GOOD roles.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Do you have any dream role?? If so what?
Aryann Bhowmik– Many many. How many will I name?
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Who inspires you in acting??
Aryann Bhowmik– My parents, especially my father is my inspiration. He has instilled the dream in me to become an actor.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– How are you handling your studies with your work??
Aryann Bhowmik– It is very tough to handle, as of now my studies is quite neglected. It is in doldrums.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– You have been a part of a Kakababu film. Have you read the Kakababu series?
Aryann Bhowmik– I have read all Kakababu stories much before I was offered the role of Sontu. After that I read it again number of times.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Given a choice which role will you opt for- Santu of Kakababu or Topse of Feluda?
Aryann Bhowmik– I have stated it in many of my earlier interviews too. Sontu is my favorite not Topse. That is simply because I can identify with Sontu and not Topse.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Where do you see yourself in the next five years???
Aryann Bhowmik- A much better actor and a much better human being acknowledged by my family, fans, friends, co-actors, directors, my critics, media and our industry as a whole.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Who is your latest crush from the Tollywood Industry?
Aryann Bhowmik– If you mean to say heroines or female actors/stars….sorry, no one as such.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– If you had the chance to pick between Tridha and Sohini Sarkar as your co-star for your next film, who would you choose and why?
Aryann Bhowmik– I am an actor. I don’t pick.I am picked by the concerned director of a particular project. So it’s the call of the Director/Producer/Script. So I am no one to choose.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Who is a better mentor, Srijit Mukherji or Prosenjit Chatterjee?
Aryann Bhowmik– I am so BLESSED.. Both are great. One is from Director’s point of view and the other from an actor’s point of view.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Have you seen the new Film Chirodini 2, if yes whose acting did you appreciate the most, Riddhi Sen or Bihu Mukherjee and why?
Aryann Bhowmik– Yeah I was invited to the premiere by SVF. All were very good but special mention for Arjun, Riddhi & Bihu. They were very natural.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Your message to the youngsters about casting their votes this General Elections. Are you politically inclined or prefer being a silent spectator of all that is happening in the country?
Aryann Bhowmik– I am only inclined to one ‘ism’…that is HUMANISM. Do vote however as it is your RIGHT. Go for the RIGHT candidate and if your heart says NO…I think we have an option this time “None of the Above”.
I take this opportunity to give a message to all my fans & well wishers…I HAVE NO PERSONAL FB ACCOUNTS.ALL THE ACCOUNTS WHICH ARE MAKING ROUNDS ALL ARE FAKE…I REPEAT “ALL ARE FAKE”…PLEASE DON’T GET DUPED.I HAVE ONE OFFICIAL PAGE & ONE OFFICIAL GROUP IN FB and I HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT.THE LINKS OF THESE THREE OFFICIAL ACCOUNTS ARE GIVEN BELOW.
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