Actor Saurabh Shukla stated the COVID-19 induced lockdown gave him a possibility to learn and mirror, extra importantly get his inventive juices flowing, and he ended up making a full-length one man function movie the place he donned the hat of a author, director and the one character.

The 90-minute movie, at present in its post-production levels, is humorous, darkish and thrilling, Shukla stated, including that he could be quickly sending his newest film for screening at festivals.

The veteran actor, all excited to work in Kaushik Ganguly’s first Hindi flick Manohar Pandey, additionally stated that Kolkata is his house, and he loves town for his distinctive character, tradition and meals.

“Ganguly has made some superb movies. He’s multi-talented, and might write direct and act equally nicely. This movie has a soul, it has humour in it however you possibly can’t actually model it as simply one other comedy. Additionally, I will likely be sharing display house with gifted co-stars Supriya Pathak and Raghubir Yadav, and I’m wanting ahead to it,” the Bollywood actor, who’s within the metropolis for taking pictures of the movie, instructed PTI.

Shukla, additionally stated that he would wish to do a Bengali movie sometime.

Requested about his journey within the movie business — from Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen to Manohar Pandey the Nationwide Award-winning actor underlined that the expertise thus far has been a fulfilLing one, however not and not using a justifiable share of hiccups.

“I used to be obese, and was often solid in roles that amused the viewers. Comedy additionally elicits pathos, however that idea wasn’t there in Hindi movies. We simply need an obese particular person to be humorous. It was Sudhir Mishra, who gave me the position of an expert killer in ‘Is Raat ki Subah Nahi’, and my work was seen and appreciated,” the 57-year-old actor stated.

Speaking concerning the mushrooming OTT (over-the-top) websites, and the worry that it may overshadow huge display movies, Shukla stated that each new platform creates its personal house, and might co-exist with different mediums. He, nevertheless, expressed concern over the rising censorship over artwork and movies within the nation.

“Censorship has its execs and cons. It’s, in some circumstances, needed. However, objecting to something and every part that’s not suited to a specific style and tradition isn’t acceptable,” he stated.

On a lighter notice, ‘Kallu Mama’ of Ram Gopal Varma Satya additionally shared that he loves sports activities, and takes desk tennis fairly severely.

“As and once I go to a brand new metropolis, particularly for my shoots, I get in contact with the desk tennis golf equipment there. I’ve had the chance to play with professionals, be it in Los Angeles, London or Lucknow. Not many know that Bengal has some very gifted TT gamers. I obtained to play with a few of them at a membership in Bhawanipore right here, and it has been an enriching expertise,” he signed off.

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