Interview: Actress Swastika Mukherjee on Playing Uma Boudi for Hoichoi’s Web Series Dupur Thakurpo (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)


Video: Exclusive Interview of Actress Swastika Mukherjee

Dressed in a blue gorgeous sari with flowers in her bun, Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the very beautiful Uma Boudi at SVF office. Wondering who she is? She is none other than actress Swastika Mukherjee who is seen playing the role of Uma Boudi in the web series Dupur Thakurpo. Excerpts..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- This is your first stint in acting in web-series. How was the experience?
Swastika Mukherjee- I had a fabulous time shooting the web-series. Since this is my first stint with the young bunch of actors who act with me in the series, they were not aware of how I would react in a scene. Neither was I aware of how they would perform. They had seen my films. But they were extremely positive and that showed in their work.

Why did you say yes to play Uma Boudi?
Swastika Mukherjee- I have never done such a character before. So I thought I must try and explore this as an actress. That will help me to challenge my limits. I wanted to work with director Debaloy Bhattacharya and Hoichoi is a new platform too. Hence all these unique factors made me say yes to this project.


Was acting in a web-series different than acting in a feature film?
Swastika Mukherjee- No, not at all!! We labored in the same way as we would have done had this been a feature film. There were sessions on styling, how the character would look and so on. Post production work like editing and dubbing like feature films also formed a part of the work done for the series. As an actor, the reaction to a situation for a role will be same in different mediums. Only the technicalities will differ.

Dupur Thakurpo is an adult comedy series. With so much happening around censorship, how do you think people will react to this series?
Swastika Mukherjee- Till now, web content is free of censorship. However I am not sure that this will go on forever or not. Maybe tomorrow things on the web will be censored. One of the advantages of web-series is that they are uncensored. People can show things the way it should be shown and not think twice that this will be cut later on. That retains the flavour of the story.

Do you watch any web-series?
Swastika Mukherjee- The web-series that I watch are all English web-series. However I have plans of watching all the series on Hoichoi as I am a part of this family now.


What is the reaction of your daughter to Dupur Thakurpo?
Swastika Mukherjee- Oh! She liked it. One day I found her laughing loudly and her ear plugs were put on her ears. Initially I could not understand what was she watching and laughing so much. Then I saw she was watching Dupur Thakurpo. I was taken aback but her response was positive. This is great because even her generation is finding the content to be good too. She has also watched Holy Faak on Hoichoi.

What next will the audience see in the show?
Swastika Mukherjee- The first half of first season is already streaming. The second half will be streaming from 9th November. This time there are songs, sequence in a swimming pool, outdoor sequences and more fun than the previous five episodes.

What is your message for your Thakurpo’s?
Swastika Mukherjee- I want the shooting to start again so that we can all have a gala time and spend time chatting and having fun. We all have become friends during the shooting and the fun that we have on the sets is something that I look forward to.

Here’s wishing that Uma Boudi continues to mesmerize the audience and the Thakurpos alike!!

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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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