He talks about his character in Dilkhush, his upcoming works, and a lot more. Read on…
Soham Majumder has been juggling between his Mumbai and Kolkata work with elan. Soon after the release of his Dilkhush with Madhumita Sarcar, Paran Bandyopadhyay, Aparajita Adhya, Kharan Mukhopadhyay, Ujaan Chatterjee, and others, he flew down to Mumbai to work in an Amazon Prime original. In an exclusive chat with OTTplay, he talks about his character in Dilkhush, his upcoming works, and a lot more. Read on…
Tell us about Rishi Kundu – your character in Dilkhish…
Rishi is a simple guy in your neighbourhood. He lives a simple life. He runs a cyber cafe during the day and works as a security guard at night. He appears to be casual but he is an emotional person. He wears his heart on his sleeves…
You and Madhumita pair up for the first time in this film. How is your experience with her?
It is brilliant. Ours is a small industry and a lot of perceptions and pre-conceived ideas go around. I watched some of her works and I could not become a propagator of her work also. And then I met this intelligent and dedicated actress. She is very helpful as a co-actress. I hope our pairing works and more directors think of casting us together. Madhumita and I chatted a lot during the shooting. She is very smart and intelligent to talk to. I had a fabulous experience working with her.
How did the offer of Dilkhush come to you?
Rahool (Mukherjee, director) and I wanted to work for a long time. However, I was not being able to manage my time. Finally, he told me about this film and I agreed. His brief was, ‘Prem Korte hobe bhai (You will have to fall in love, brother)’ (laughs).
Dilkhush is an ensemble cast. Did you see that your character will need an extra push to be visible?
This is not the first time I am working on a film with an ensemble cast. I worked in Soumyajit Majumdar’s #Homecoming (with Sayani Gupta, Tushar Pandey, Hussain Dalal, and others). I honestly believe in one thing. If I can pull off my character well I’ll get the backing of my director. He will make me visible.
Tell us about your other works that are going on. How are you managing Mumbai and Kolkata?
There are lots of plane rides (laughs). Hindi works usually entail a lot of time devotion. Any project takes between six months and one year. I did a lot of work last year. I don’t think to be a great actor, but I try to portray my character with full honesty. For me, the number of projects matters little.
I worked in Tathagata Mukherjee’s Gopone Mod Charan, which will be available on an OTT platform. There is a web series Sare Saitirish with Solanki Roy, who is again a very fine actress. There is Siddharth Singh and Garima Wahal’s Dukan. There is Raja Menon’s Pippa with Ishaan Khatter. There is also Happy Teacher’s Day in which I play somewhat the protagonist. We are left with a patch shoot for it. Besides, there is an Amazon Prime web series. But I am not allowed to talk about that.
Finally, your affair with Solanki has been the talk of the town for a while….
There are two things I want to mention here. I want to be known through my work and not my relationships. I have a lot of work going on and I want to focus there. Second, a relationship involves two people. Both of them should be comfortable talking about it. I will only say that let people speculate about our relationship status while we keep working.