Video: Interview of Actress Jyotika Jyoti
Bangladeshi actress Jyotika Jyoti will be seen essaying out the role of Rajlakshmi in director Pradipta Bhattacharya’s film Rajlakshmi o Srikanta. This is her first film outside Bangladesh. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the actress in an exclusive chat at Anderson Club. Excerpts..
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- You play Rajlakshmi in the film. How was the experience?
Jyotika Jyoti- I have had a great time shooting for this film. The entire team consisting of the director and the other actors have been very supportive and I have never felt that I am away from home. They have been extremely cordial and I have loved working here. I was preparing for the role for the past one year after Pradipta da contacted me. Getting the diction correct was one thing that I had in mind. And I worked hard to get it right. I stopped acting in serials for the last one year so that I could prepare for this role. I want to make an impression here with my first movie and hence I took the pains. This film is set in a modern setting and people who will think that this will be in an old setting will be surprised. I hope that the people here like my acting.
How did you get the offer for this role?
Jyotika Jyoti– I came to Kolkata to act in a diploma film of SRFTI directed by a Bangladeshi director. They used to bring food from Puran Dhaka restaurant. I was fascinated by the name, so I went there one day. It is there I met Sujoy Nag and it is through him I got introduced to Pradipta da. I expressed my interest to work here and sent a few samples of my work. They liked it and since they needed a fresh face, I got selected.
You have worked in India and Bangladesh. Did you find any difference?
Jyotika Jyoti- (smiles) Yes, there is a lot of difference between the two industries.
Since this is your first film in India, what are your expectations from the film?
Jyotika Jyoti- I have worked really hard to become Rajlakshmi for the film. The director and the other actors like Rahul, Ritwick, Aparajita Adhya have praised me for my work in the film. I will never be satisfied with my work. I had asked them to correct me if I said my lines in an incorrect diction. They have all helped me. I just hope that my hard work shines through and the audience appreciates my work.
We wish Jyotika all the best and hoping that she shine as Rajlakshmi in the film!!
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.