From Bob Biswas to Pappu Bhai - not a long way off for Saswata
After playing a serial killer in 'Kahaani', which earned him recognition all over the country, actor Saswata Chatterjee has now turned a film producer, albeit in a movie.
From Bob Biswas in 'Kahaani' to Pappu Bhai in 'Damadol', the Bengali film where he plays a film producer -- how much difference does he see?
"Not much, in a way," he said coolly. Bob is a hardcore killer while Pappu rides roughshod over creative-minded people in a film. "Pappu Bhai - please note gangsters are dubbed bhais in Hindi films - thinks he knows everything about his film and
imposes his opinion on the crew," Saswata explained.
His Pappu Bhai character appears in an item number in 'Damadol' which is a comedy flick. Asked when people can expect him to act in another Hindi film, Saswata said they have to wait till next March, perhaps, adding that recognition after 'Kahaani' was just incidental.
"For me getting recognition in 'Kahaani' is incidental. I never look at things that way. I have to grab audience attention even if I don't last beyond 2-3 minutes before the camera."
"In 'Kahaani', I did not have more than 15 minutes in the whole movie and my character has dialogues for not more than two minutes. Still, the audience remember me for that role," Saswata said on location shooting for 'Damadol' at a city studio. PTI