Video: Interview of Bollywood Actress Ishita Dutta
Bollywood actress Ishita Dutta who made her Bollywood debut in the film Drishyam will be seen acting opposite Kapil Sharma in his upcoming film Firangi. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent engaged the actress in a candid conversation at Afraa Restaurant and Lounge. Excerpts..
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- How did Firangi happen? How was the journey from Drishyam to Firangi?
Ishita Dutta- Well, Drishyam was immensely successful in all the languages that it was made into. It was also successful in Hindi too. After that I did a television show Baazigar which unfortunately ended quite quickly. The makers of Firangi were looking for a girl just like me. I went for the look test and after some discussion I was offered the role in the film. I was so excited because I am a huge fan of Kapil Sharma. To be able to do a film with him was a huge thing for me. He is a laugh riot on screen and the same happened during the shoots. We all laughed our hearts out during the shooting.
How was Kapil as a co-actor?
Ishita Dutta- Oh!! He is a wonderful co-actor. His sense of comedy and his wit is awesome. We were so involved in the film that we were all on the same board and that helped in enacting out a scene better.
Where did you shoot for the film?
Ishita Dutta- We shot for the film at Chandigarh and Rajasthan.
Can you tell us something about the character that you play in Firangi?
Ishita Dutta- Well, I cannot reveal much about the character at the moment. But I can tell that this is one character that is quite different and I have not done something like this before. There is a rustic element to it. The look is also different and I am very excited about the way I look in the film.
How did you prepare yourself for the role?
Ishita Dutta- My director helped me a lot. He gave me a lot of films to watch so that I could develop the body language well. That helped me a lot as I saw the body language and got an idea of how to enact the character in front of the camera.
How did you enter the world of acting?
Ishita Dutta- It is solely because of my elder sister Tanushree Dutta that I entered the world of acting. She is the only member of our family who is in acting. She understood me well and hence asked me to do a course on acting to hone my skills. She mentioned that if I did not like it, I could pursue my MBA studies. I did a one month course and I liked it. Then I did the three months course from Anupam Kher’s Acting Institute and this is how I made my entry in the world of acting.
Does your sister guide you in taking your decisions with regards to acting?
Ishita Dutta- My sister is the foundation. She guides me and helps me a lot in taking any decisions with regards to my acting career. When I did my first television show, she guided me too. The process of signing Drishyam was fast and hence she could not guide me much. However she was happy that I have signed the film.
What do you look for when you sign a film?
Ishita Dutta- I always look for a good story when I sign a film. I never look for whether my role is small or big when I sign a film. I read the script and if I like it, I go for it. You can say that I rely on my gut feeling and I sign it.
What are your hobbies?
Ishita Dutta- I love cooking and painting. I am neither a very good cook nor a great painter. But whenever I get free time, I paint and cook.
Can you share some memories with your sister?
Ishita Dutta- Just like in any normal family, the kids fight a lot, we also used to do that. My mother was particular about her afternoon nap. And if we created much noise, we used to get punished. The fault may me mine or my sister’s, but punishment was meted out to both of us. So what we did is we used to fight silently. That was great fun. Now we don’t fight but we argue a lot. Just like sisters do in any family!!
Do you have any dream role?
Ishita Dutta- I am a huge fan of Kajol and I wish that I was a part of her films that she did. But now that the films have been made, nothing can be done. However I want to do strong roles. I want to do commercial films but I also know that I have a knack for doing offbeat films.
Any director that you will like to work with…
Ishita Dutta- That will be Imtiaz Ali. A dream project that I have in mind will have me, my sister and R. Madhavan as the cast and Imtiaz Ali as the director.
Do you have plans of doing a Bengali film?
Ishita Dutta- Oh!! I would love to do a Bengali film. But since I do not stay in the city that is the reason I have not been offered a film yet.
What is your expectation from Firangi?
Ishita Dutta- This is my second film and we have been shooting since last December. We all have put in our best and we just hope that the audience appreciates it.
Wishing the feisty young actress all the best for Firangi!!
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.