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Interview: Actress Rupa Bhattacharya on Playing the Evil Spirit Betal in the Colors Bangla Serial Taranath Tantrik (Sholoana Bangaliana Exclusive)


In black leather trousers, matching black sleeveless top along with black heels and an evil grin, actress Rupa Bhattacharya looked very much the Betal she is enacting in the Colors Bangla serial, Taranath Tantrik. Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent caught up with the actress in between her shots at Belgachia Rajbari. Read on..

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Tell us something about your character Betal in Taranath Tantrik.

Rupa Bhattacharya- Betal is a fierce spirit who is captured by Kapalik in order to fulfill all his devilish intentions. She can take the form of any person and thing as she desires. She is actually a spirit and hence do not have any gender. Hence the unisexual name. She fulfills her masters’ wants and when she is defeated at the hands of Taranath, she becomes annoyed at Kapalik and goes to attack him. As far as I have shot till now, she is enslaved to Kapalik. To get freedom, she serves Kapalik. After the failure of each assignment, Kapalik gives power to Betal for the next job. Our director jokes that Betal is given Horlicks by Kapalik for strength (laughs out loud).


So how is the working experience till now?

Rupa Bhattacharya- The working experience till now is awesome. This is the first time that I have shot with VFX and special effects. It was fun doing the scenes. I have also shot with the harness for the first time. That was exciting as well. To be pulled up and then coming down from a height is such fun. There are technical sides also which I am learning too. How to do voice modulations when I am a ghost and when I am a human being is what I am also working on. Apart from that the scenes where I vanish, I have to be very clear about body language. Hence this is informative and entertaining for me.

Did you face any problems while shooting with the harness?

Rupa Bhattacharya- Since I exercise daily and I am slim, the harness did not pose such problems for me. Moreover the shoot with the harness did not go on for long. Hence that did not tire me out.


Tell us now about this look. The braids are very interestingly done!!

Rupa Bhattacharya- Thanks!! The look is really awesome. When I was briefed for the role, the brief that was given to me was to take some reference from Kangana Ranaut’s character in Krrish 3. After that the creative team took over and they made me look like this. One important fact that the character showcase is that spirits and ghosts are always shown to be ugly in Indian films and serials. They can be good looking and well maintained like me too!! (laughs) However after I am beaten up by Taranath, I become white!!


What will you like to tell the audience?

Rupa Bhattacharya- You have seen me perform in different roles in television and films. But this role will surely sit up and notice me again in a different light. Do watch Taranath Tantrik and look out for Betal!!

Wishing the feisty actress all the luck and hoping her hard work pays off!!


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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New Aakash Aath comedy serial ‘Pandemonium’ Promises Entertainment for the Full Family


A sadhu can be seen clicking a selfie with Padmabati Sarkhel. If you are wondering who is Padmabati Sarkhel and who is this modern sadhu, then read on to know more about this unique scene.

The scene in question is from the upcoming Aakash Aath serial Pandemonium. The story revolves around the Sarkhel family who has their share of happiness and sadness. Despite all odds, the family members remain happy.


Director, Debidas Bhattacharjee said “The serials focusing on the quarrels and fights of mother-in-laws and their daughter-in-laws have been going on for many years now. It has reached a stagnation point. I want to change the habit of the viewers with this serial. There is love and affection between the mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law. This will be a different kind of treatment. People will have a good time laughing. We want to bring back laughter in the lives of the people for half an hour”.

The director also added that nearly all the actors have come from a theatre background. This has helped in the acting very much.


Tanima Sen who plays the role of Padmabati Sarkhel said “I play the role of the wife of the retired Colonel. She is a powerful woman and she can go up to the level of the Chief Minister for any works if need be. She is also actively involved in the works of the local women’s organization. Padmabati is a modern mother-in-law. She wears various dresses herself and gives space to her son and daughter-in-law. The audience will enjoy this character”.

The character of the retired Colonel Monotosh Sarkhel will be enacted by Alok Biswas. “Since he is retired now, he spends time by solving crosswords. He has a hearing problem. After putting the hearing aid, he soon can hear what the other person is feeling within. He understands this is troublesome” said the actor.


The script is by Suman Chakraborty and Moloy Bandopadhyay.

Kunal Bhattacharjee plays the role of Aditya who is loved by everyone in the family. He is just like any other young boy who flirts, has a passion for boxing and guitar.

Biswanath Basu, Tanima Sen, Joyjit Banerjee,Tirtha Mallick, Dola Chakraborty, Soumi Chakraborty, Alok Biswas, Aniruddhu Mukherjee, Kunal Bhattacharjee, Maina Banerjee, Soumi Pradhan and Sambhu Midya will be seen im important roles in this upcoming Bengali serial.


The serial Pandemonium will be aired from 6th December onwards on Aakash Aath at 8pm from Monday to Saturday. The first episode will be aired from 7th December.

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