The actor talked about his work in Bollywood
Last Updated: 05.05 AM, Jan 09, 2023
In Sudhir Mishra’s Jehanabad, Parambrata Chatterjee plays a character of a revolutionist from Bihar. The show which is reportedly inspired by a true event of jailbreak in Bihar in 2005, also features Ritwik Bhowmik, Harshita Gaur, and others. Parambrata, who has been busy with his national projects, was in Kolkata to celebrate Christmas and the New Year and promote his latest Bengali film Manabjomin. Directed by Srijato, the film shows Parambrata as a bank employee who dreams to build a school for underprivileged children with his girlfriend, played by Priyanka Sarkar.
Parambrata has been simultaneously working in the Bengali industry and Bollywood. His portrayal of Angad Malik in Aranyak was praised in different quarters. Talking about his national projects, the actor said, “I speak the best Hindi among all my other Bengali counterparts who are working in Hindi films. I am the most cosmopolitan of them all,” he said. In the Bengali industry, Parambrtata is often seen portraying characters dotted with Bengali intellectual nuances. Elaborating on this, he said, “I always believed that being very Bengali means you are the most cosmopolitan individual. Of late, the word Bengaliness is often associated with weak, unsmart, losers, and romanticism those attributes. For me, Bengalis are the most feisty, cosmopolitan, intellectually exposed people in history. Now the definition of Bangaliana became very insular. That’s very unfortunate and we are constantly feeding that idea.”
Parambrata has just completed Pavan Wadyer’s Bollywood debut Notary in which he plays a lawyer. Talking about the wide range of characters he has portrayed, Parambrata said, “But then I also got characters like Abhijit Pakrashi (Baishey Shrabon), Angad Malik (Aranyak), and many others. In Jehanabad, I play a Bihari rebel. I will certainly give some credit to myself that people trusted me with such a variety of characters.”