Savings Account marks his first outing with Sayantika Banerjee as his lover, while Mon Kharap has Ankush venture into the role of a psychologist for the first time.
Raja Chanda directorial and Ankush starrer Magic was well-received by cinephiles. Now, the two are back to thrill the audience with the film Savings Account. Popular Bengali actor Ankush is gearing up for the film, co-starring with Sayantika Banerjee. Paean also stars in the film.
The Villain actor told ToI that the film is an action thriller that centres on a bank robbery and around the events and motivations behind it. He started shooting for the film and added that while he has worked with Sayantika before, he is excited to collaborate with her again. “This is the first time that she will be playing my love interest,” he said.
Sayantika, known for films such as Kelor Kirti, Power, Herogiri, has worked with Ankush in Raja Chanda’s Kelor Kirti.
Earlier in an interview with the national daily, Ankush had said that he is playing a challenging role, not a ‘typical hero.’ “I have tried to break my usual image. As per the need of the character, I have to work on my appearance,” he had said.
Raja Chanda had previously said that the film is set in a busy bank where Ankush arrives to open a savings account. Paean works as a bank employee. A robbery ensues suddenly, taking over the bank, and police are called to contain the situation. While saying that he can’t divulge more details, Chanda had told ToI, “All I can say is I have never worked for a film with such excitement.”
For Sayantika, who plays a police officer in the film, coming on board for the film was an easy yes as she has been ‘waiting for such a role'. She said that she has worked on the body language and quirks of the character.
Meanwhile, Ankush has also been signed on for Pavel’s murder mystery titled Mon Kharap, co-starring alongside Aparajit Addy and Kaushik Sen. Speaking about his character, he said that he plays a psychologist, Nirban Sen in the film, a first for him. Few portions of the film are left to be shot. He went on to praise Pavel as a ‘sorted’ director.
On the work front for Sayantika, she is in initial talks with Ritabrata Bhattacharya for his upcoming film, the details of which are under the wraps.
Meanwhile, more details on Savings Account and Mon Kharap are awaited.