She may have sung quite a few songs after the immensely popular “Bosonto eshe Gechey” but she is still fondly remembered as the Bosonto Eshe Gechey singer. Singer Lagnajita Chakraborty who had won many hearts with her singing capabilities turned actress with Sudeshna Roy-Abhijit Guha’s film Jodi Bolo Hyan (for Zee Bangla Cinema Originals). Excerpts from the conversation with the singer..
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Firstly a singer and now you have turned into an actress with Jodi Bolo Hyan. You surely are a multi-talented individual!!
Lagnajita- (smiles) Well thank you, but that is simply not the case. I am a singer first and then an actress (if I may be called so). I do not have any proper training in acting and I have not done anything related to films before. Hence this is a path unknown to me. I have just done what the director duo asked me to do in the film. I trusted them blindly.
So can you shed some light on the role you play in the film, Jodi Bolo Hyan?
I play the assistant of Sayan, who is the detective in the film. The assistant is a tomboy and has short hair, just like me. She helps the detective in his job.
Since this is your debut film and you have never taken any acting classes, did you face any hiccups while working?
No, I did not face any problems. I went to the sets, did what the directors wanted me to do and Lo! My work was done. The audience will not be expecting me to act like an experienced actress, which I am not. I can sing like an experienced singer, but acting surely is not my forte. Hence, I have done what I could do within my abilities.
How was the shooting experience?
It was like a picnic for me. I used to go to the sets, give the shots and gorge on great food. I must also add that I am a foodie. Hence you can very well understand what a great time I had on the sets.
Now that you have made your debut in acting with Jodi Bolo Hyan, can we expect to see you in more films in future?
That depends on the director whom I am working with. I have no prior acting knowledge. If the person can guide me like Rana da and Sudeshna di, I can give acting another try.
Apart from this, what else is keeping you engaged?
I am busy with my own album and I am also singing a song in another film of Zee Bangla Cinema Originals. There is also a Kirtan in Rajkahini which I have sung.
We wish the young and talented singer all the best for her debut acting stint!!
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.