Interview: Actress Rupa Bhattacharya on Playing the Evil Spirit Betal in the Colors Bangla Serial Taranath Tantrik (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)

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In black leather trousers, matching black sleeveless top along with black heels and an evil grin, actress Rupa Bhattacharya looked very much the Betal she is enacting in the Colors Bangla serial, Taranath Tantrik. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the actress in between her shots at Belgachia Rajbari. Read on..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Tell us something about your character Betal in Taranath Tantrik.

Rupa Bhattacharya- Betal is a fierce spirit who is captured by Kapalik in order to fulfill all his devilish intentions. She can take the form of any person and thing as she desires. She is actually a spirit and hence do not have any gender. Hence the unisexual name. She fulfills her masters’ wants and when she is defeated at the hands of Taranath, she becomes annoyed at Kapalik and goes to attack him. As far as I have shot till now, she is enslaved to Kapalik. To get freedom, she serves Kapalik. After the failure of each assignment, Kapalik gives power to Betal for the next job. Our director jokes that Betal is given Horlicks by Kapalik for strength (laughs out loud).

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So how is the working experience till now?

Rupa Bhattacharya- The working experience till now is awesome. This is the first time that I have shot with VFX and special effects. It was fun doing the scenes. I have also shot with the harness for the first time. That was exciting as well. To be pulled up and then coming down from a height is such fun. There are technical sides also which I am learning too. How to do voice modulations when I am a ghost and when I am a human being is what I am also working on. Apart from that the scenes where I vanish, I have to be very clear about body language. Hence this is informative and entertaining for me.

Did you face any problems while shooting with the harness?

Rupa Bhattacharya- Since I exercise daily and I am slim, the harness did not pose such problems for me. Moreover the shoot with the harness did not go on for long. Hence that did not tire me out.

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Tell us now about this look. The braids are very interestingly done!!

Rupa Bhattacharya- Thanks!! The look is really awesome. When I was briefed for the role, the brief that was given to me was to take some reference from Kangana Ranaut’s character in Krrish 3. After that the creative team took over and they made me look like this. One important fact that the character showcase is that spirits and ghosts are always shown to be ugly in Indian films and serials. They can be good looking and well maintained like me too!! (laughs) However after I am beaten up by Taranath, I become white!!

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What will you like to tell the audience?

Rupa Bhattacharya- You have seen me perform in different roles in television and films. But this role will surely sit up and notice me again in a different light. Do watch Taranath Tantrik and look out for Betal!!

Wishing the feisty actress all the luck and hoping her hard work pays off!!

Priyanka

Priyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.

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