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Exclusive! Prosenjit Chatterjee on Aay Khuku Aay: Not easy for me to play a humble, non-achiever like Nirmal Mondol

That actor says he has given blood and sweat to make the character work in Souvik Kundu’s film that features Ditipriya Roy.

  • Shamayita Chakraborty

Last Updated: 12.31 PM, Jun 15, 2022

Exclusive! Prosenjit Chatterjee on Aay Khuku Aay: Not easy for me to play a humble, non-achiever like Nirmal Mondol
Prosenjit Chatterjee

Prosenjit Chatterjee and Ditipriya Roy’s Aay Khuku Aay will be released on June 17. Directed by Souvik Kundu and produced by Jeetz Filmworks and Grassroot Entertainment the film delves into the life of a father and his daughter. The actor who has recently worked with Aditi Rao Hydari in his OTT debut Vikramaditya Motwane’s webseries, Stardust. In an exclusive chat with OTTPlay, Prosenjit talks about his journey as the character Nirmal Mondol.

Talking about the character, he said that this film has given him the opportunity of playing a weak, marginal and non-urban character in a mainstream movie. “It is not a film for a niche audience. It is a mainstream film made to cater to a larger section of the audience. In this film, I got a chance to play a character that is not urban and comes from a humble background. You don’t always get a chance to play an ordinary character, who is rather weak on the economic and social front, in a mainstream commercial film. It is not just in Bengal. We have people like this character, who takes the early morning train to come to the city to work and then goes back to his village. They are the daily bread earners. I loved this character,” Prosenjit told us.

Talking about the making of the character on screen, he said that he had to work extra hard to make the character convincing. “I worked hard for the character. It wasn’t easy for Prosenjit Chatterjee to play Nirmal Mandal overnight. I gave my blood and sweat to make this character work in front of the camera. Nirmal Mondal is a loser. His daughter taunts him. He is nothing like Prosenjit Chatterjee. And I love to take up such challenges,” he said, adding, “I work with Atanu Ghosh and Kaushik Ganguly’s films that belong to a different genre. Those films are not made for the mass audience. Meanwhile, I also need to work in films that are made for everybody.”