Bengali actor Ankush Hazra says he gets work not because he is product of nepotism but for his ability
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Bengali actor Ankush Hazra says he gets work not because he is product of nepotism but for his ability

The actor is gearing up for the release of his latest film FIR, directed by Joydeep Mukherjee

Megha Mukundan
Sep 21, 2021
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Ankush Hazra still considers himself an outsider in Tollywood, even after completing 11 long years in the industry. The actor who has a streak of comedy in him, opened up to Indian Express in a chat, about how he finds it rare for the comic actors to be applauded by people. 

The actor said that though comedy is the most difficult thing to do, the actors receive rare appreciation. Shedding one’s inhibitions and delivering comedy is very challenging, according to him, which is also the reason why he finds it interesting. He also believes that if one can prove in comedy, they can really prove themself as an actor. 

Further getting into it, he talked about his preparations for a comic role, and how he is witty himself in real life. The actor happens to enjoy being with his brother and cousins and entertain them all the time. His good relationships with great comic actors like Rajatava Dutta and Kharaj Mukherjee have made him learn more, he said. 

Ankush, who entered the industry with the 2010 movie Kella Fateh, has been lucky enough to have a steady journey with the flow of films coming his way. The actor thinks this has happened because he has been honest with his art. He clarified himself as not a ‘product of nepotism’, but someone who gets approached because of his capabilities.

It is interesting to note that Ankush has had a pattern of releasing his films on Durga Puja. His films like Khiladi, Villain, Bolo Dugga Maiki and Zulfiqar were released during the festival and they turned out to be massive hits too. Following it, this year too, the actor is looking forward to the release of the Joydeep Mukherjee directorial FIR, during Durga Puja. Being his fifth film releasing on Puja, the actor has crossed his fingers, hoping for the best, even though he said he is not expecting anything as we are in the middle of a pandemic and the audience are still in the process of getting back to cinema halls in the new normal.

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