Tollywood Actress Malobika Banerjee on Playing Neela in Buddhadev Dasgupta’s Tope (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)


Video: Malobika Banerjee exclusive interview for Tope

Tollywood actress Malobika Banerjee who will be seen in an important role in Buddhadev Dasgupta’s upcoming Bengali film Tope alongside actresses like Paoli Dam and Ananya Chatterjee was visibly excited to be part of the project. An exclusive chat with Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent…

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Can you tell us something about the character that you play in Tope?
Malobika Banerjee- I play the role of Neela in the film. She is a documentary film maker who speaks her mind. She is a confident woman who stands up against Raja in the film. There are three women characters in the film and mine is the strongest of the three.

Have you read the original story?
Malobika Banerjee- No, I have not read the original story but I will surely read it. I have read the script and acted out accordingly.

How was the experience of working with Buddhadev Dasgupta?
Malobika Banerjee- I have had the privilege of working with many good directors but Buddha da is exceptional. Working with him was such an enriching experience. I saw how a director makes a film without compromising on the quality of film making. This is something amazing to learn. I have also learnt about the jobs that many departments do in order to make the film. It has been a wholesome experience.

You worked with Paoli Dam and Ananya Chatterjee. How was it working with such experienced actresses?
Malobika Banerjee- I have worked with Paoli di in the film Sada Canvas. I had many scenes with her in that film. In this film I did not have many scenes with either of them. When we gave the shots, we were the characters and not Paoli, Malobika or Ananya. One memorable statement that he said one day was when he indicated to Ananya di and said that she received a National Award and one day you will have to get it too. The confidence that he showed in me is amazing. I also replied back that since he has shown such confidence, I will get the award surely someday.

What is your expectation from Tope?
Malobika Banerjee- I am glad that I am part of this film. Even if the film was not promoted by us, people would still go and watch the film. That is the charm of Buddhadev Dasgupta. We are promoting the film and letting the people become aware that we are in the film. This is not a promotion for Buddda, this is for us. Many people may have watched the film at the film festival. But I will still urge you to watch the film when it releases. It is not often that a Buddhadev Dasgupta directed film releases in Kolkata.

We hope that Malobika achieves much success with this film Tope!!

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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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