In a recent interview, the Bengali actor talked about working with Salman Khan and finding his guiding force in Mahesh Bhatt
Actor Jisshu U Sengupta
Bengali superstar Jisshu U Sengupta is an artiste extraordinaire. With multiple releases last year, he has his hands full in 2021 as well with numerous projects across various regional and Hindi industries. Stuck at home due to the pandemic, the second lockdown gave him an opportunity to spend time with his family. However, he is ready to resume work.
In an interview with ETimes, the actor expressed his gratitude to the audience who have showered their love on him, encouraging him to give his best. Calling the past few years lucky, he said that he has shifted to Mumbai with offers being poured in from Bollywood. Meanwhile, he has also completed seven South movies.
When enquired about his shooting experience with Chiranjeevi in upcoming Telugu movie Acharya, he lauded the humility of the Telugu megastar. Jisshu narrated an incident where he had asked Chiranjeevi for a picture, but since they were part of a fight scene, he suggested taking the picture after the pack-up. Jisshu had a few shots left to deliver, and by the time he finished Chiranjeevi had wrapped his scenes. About half an hour later, when Jisshu got back to his van, he came to know that Chiranjeevi had been waiting outside to click that photograph, and only after the picture had been taken, he left.
Jisshu has also been roped in for Mahesh Manjrekar’s Antim: The Final Truth. He had recently collaborated with the director in The Power. Post the film’s dubbing, Mahesh Manjrekar offered him a role in Antim. It was only after accepting the offer, did he come to know that Salman Khan was also a part of the project, and soon he was shooting with the Khan. Calling Salman a great human being, Jisshu shared how he is very quiet on the sets, who generally keeps to himself and likes to absorb how people are.
Jisshu went on record and called Mahesh Bhatt a guiding force in his life. He confessed that after Rituparno Ghosh’s death, he felt lost and had no one to ask for guidance on how to go about things. However, while he was shooting for Sadak 2, he came across Mahesh Bhatt who understood exactly what he was going through, without Jisshu speaking a word of it to him. Jisshu believes that he shares a deep connection with the director and always visits him when he is in Mumbai.