He will be seen as a pivotal character in his upcoming directorial work Kaberi Antardhan which also features Prosenjit Chatterjee, Churni Ganguly, Kaushik Sen, and others.
Last Updated: 04.25 PM, Jan 15, 2023
Besides winning multiple National Awards for direction, Kaushik Ganguly has also made a name for himself as an ace actor. From Bastu Shaap to Bishorjon and Bijoya, his stellar performance was lauded by viewers and critics alike. In 2022, his Tiktiki with Anirban Bhattacharya, Shikarpur with Ankush, and several other projects were well appreciated. He will be seen as a pivotal character in his upcoming directorial work Kaberi Antardhan which also features Prosenjit Chatterjee, Churni Ganguly, Kaushik Sen, and others. In a chat with OTTplay, he said that focusing on acting was a temporary decision for him.
Given his popularity as an actor, is he aiming at a National Award in performance? “If I bag a National Award for acting, I would not be sad,” he joked. However, explaining his decision to get busy in acting, he said, “My focus on acting in this period was a strategic call. Most of my acting assignments were out of charity. From Bishorjan, and Bijoya to Bastu Shaap, Drishtikone, and others – all the significant characters I played were not commercial. It was primarily a goodwill gesture towards my producer. We needed some big actors for the character. That would incur cost – remuneration, flights, accommodation. I did it so that the money is saved. Also, I love to perform. I always used to get offers to act but I used to decline those offers. This changed due to the pandemic. Due to the covid 19 restrictions, a number of my films, including Lokkhi Chele, Kaberi Antardhan, etc, got stuck. All these films waited in the pipeline and I did not want to start another film before these get released. I decided not to start a film between 2022 and 2023 March. But then I had to do something to survive. And I started accepting acting offers. I am grateful to my audience that they liked my film. This was a strategic call. By 2023 March, I will again stop accepting acting offers and get back to direction as most of the films will be released.”