Actress Arunima Ghosh who has been able to make a mark with her acting credentials in both Bengali films and television is acting in two important and much awaited films this year. One is Arindam Sil’s Egoler Chokh and the other is Anindya Bikash Dutta’s film Kiriti o Kaalo Bhromor. Sholoana Bangaliana caught up with the actress and spoke with her at length about the films she is acting in and much more…
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Since you are doing a film based on Kiriti and Shabor Dasgupta, my first question is, have you read the stories?
Arunima Ghosh- Unfortunately no!! I have not read either of them. However, I will read them for sure. I have read Feluda only. However, I am not having any troubles shooting for Kiriti because this is a modernized version (done to appeal to modern audiences). The script is helping me a lot and I am just sticking to it.
Tell us about your roles in both the films…
Arunima Ghosh- Krishna in Kiriti o Kaalo Bhromor is a Parsi girl who has been brought up in Kolkata. She is a bit modern and not very traditional. A good role for sure!!
In Egoler Chokh I am playing the role of a bar dancer. One must not confuse this with a cabaret dancer. I even will be seen performing to a song in this film. A different character with shades!!
Are you facing any problems in portraying Krishna on-screen?
Arunima Ghosh- This is the first Kiriti story and no one will compare me with any actor. That is a big help. The story has been modernized a bit. So I am just sticking to the script for the portrayal of the character of Krishna.
You have worked with Arindam Sil as a co-actor and now he is directing you and even has a record of giving some super hit thrillers. How was it working with him as the director for the first time?
Arunima Ghosh- Yes, this is my first time and I have had a great time shooting the film with him. He used to give advice on what he wanted from me in a particular scene. That helped as I could understand his point of view in a particular scene.
Is Arindam Sil better as an actor or as a director?
Arunima Ghosh- (laughs) Well, he is both a good director and an equally good actor.
After Nayikar Sangbad, you are again paired with Indraneil Sengupta and Samadarshi Dutta. What was the shooting experience like?
Arunima Ghosh- Indraneil and I became good friends during Nayikar Sangbad. Now we are very good friends. He is extremely professional and also very witty. This film has helped in making the friendship even stronger. As for Samadarshi, he is hard working and an equally good actor. The fact that we have worked before has helped us all immensely during the shoots.
You have been part of Bappaditya Bandopadhyay’s films. Have you watched Sohra Bridge?
Arunima Ghosh- Unfortunately no, I didn’t get the time to watch it. But I will surely watch the film. I still cannot grasp the fact that the man is no more with us. He taught me the language of films. It is after working with him that I began watching the films made by Ritwik Ghatak. This is a tremendous loss for all of us.
When are we going to see you next on the small screen?
Arunima Ghosh- Right now I am busy with these two films. But I have offers of acting in the small films made for the television viewing audience. However, I have done a few reality shows. Shooting for them is fun because I can meet with friends and also two- three days of shoot is not much of a hassle.
With two such exciting projects in hand, what are your expectations?
Arunima Ghosh- I am superbly excited and I have high expectations from both the films as I always had with the other projects that I have done till now. Let’s hope that the audience loves and appreciates the work that we have done.
We also hope that your efforts are appreciated. All the best Arunima!!