Model-actor Sandeep Bhattacharya has been making his presence felt for quite some time now. The young model-actor has been acting in television and serials too. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent engaged Sandeep Bhattacharya in a chat about his work and future plans. Excerpts..
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Tell us something about yourself.
Sandeep Bhattacharya- I am 23 years old and I am from Kolkata. I have completed my schooling from Patha Bhavan and then completed electrical engineering from Calcutta Institute of Engineering and Management. Now I am only concentrating on films and acting. Now I am trying my best to pursue my dream of becoming an actor.
How did you begin your journey in the world of modelling and acting?
Sandeep Bhattacharya- I began my journey in acting from school life. My school inspired me a lot to come to this field. The teachers have inspired me a lot in acting. In 2010, I first acted in a play called Bhusundir Mathe for the annual programme of the school. The journey began from 2011when I did a play called Rokter Daag(Byomkesh Bakshi)where I did the negative character of Satyakam which gave me the best actor recognition in negative role by Anandabazaar Patrika.
Now I am involved in theatre as an actor and as a creative head.
In 2012 I got an opportunity to act in a serial called Care Korina (Star Jalsha) directed by Anindo Banerjee. That was my first experience of facing the camera.
Then I have done various modelling assignments with Unish Kuri magazine, Bengal fashion week, Siddha, Dreamz and others.
How did you develop this interest in this field?
Sandeep Bhattacharya– As discussed earlier my parents and school teachers have encouraged me a lot and when I got an opportunity to act in the serial. I started interacting with everyone and my public relation gradually developed and I began getting assignments.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Sandeep Bhattacharya- I have only one hobby-Cinema. I dream cinema, I eat cinema, I drink cinema, I breath cinema, I love cinema, I see only cinema Apart from cinema my other hobbies are singing and travelling to beautiful places.
Tell us something about your film ventures?
Sandeep Bhattacharya- My film ventures include Chokhbaaz(a film by director Rhitobrata Bhattacharya) the shooting of which is in progress. There are some Indo-Bangla projects also which are in the pipeline and some more discussions are going on.
What kind of films do you love watching?
Sandeep Bhattacharya- I always want to act in script oriented films and which has commercial viability. I want to be an actor who wants to become that character of the film in which I am acting.
You also have acted in serials. Tell us something about your work experience on the small screen?
Sandeep Bhattacharya- Life in serial was good but I feel that the big screen work is totally different from small screen. I also feel that the small screen has now become equivalent to the big screen because it has more reach now-a-days.
While acting in serials, I cannot do experiment with my character which I can do in a film. Doing a serial is now like a IT sector job as you know that at the end of the month salary is confirmed. But acting in a film is not like that.
Films or serial-which one do you prefer?
Sandeep Bhattacharya- I will obviously prefer doing films as it can quench the thirst of acting that I have inside me.
Any dream director that you will like to work with?
Sandeep Bhattacharya- I will want to work with director Aditya Chopra.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Sandeep Bhattacharya- For my next 5 years I will only concentrate on my acting abilities by giving my best.
We wish Sandeep all the best and may he achieve great heights in his career!!
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.