Tota Roy Chowdhury who was seen in Sujoy Ghosh’s short film “Ahalya”, describes their upcoming collaboration “Kahaani 2”, as a “hard-hitting, dark” film where he plays a mystical character.
The actor was in Aishwarya Rai-starrer “Chokher Bali”, has completed extensive shooting for “Kahaani 2” in north Bengal. “There is a certain mysticism in my character in the film,” he said. The actor refused to reveal further details.
“All I can say is that it is a beautiful, sweet character and Sujoy’s delineation of his characters reminds one of Rituparno Ghosh, for the sensitive touch. And his way of detailing art work also reminds me of Rituparno Ghosh,” he said.
The present Bollywood directors like Sujoy don’t visualise a character as a big and small one; they develop it in terms of how it fits in with the narrative, Tota said. He revealed that his performance in Ahalya had not helped him to get the role in “Kahaani 2”. He had to go through the usual process of auditioning.
“In Mumbai you have to get your role by giving audition. It is a must for every big, medium and small actor. There is an inherent democracy in that system.”
On the sequel to “Ahalya”, Tota said he was positive about bagging a role in the short film.
“Sujoy himself had publicly stated so in an interview and though he had not officially contacted me, he said the film would repeat the cast.
He said that “Ahalya” had surpassed all projections about viewership. “While we had initially projected a three-lakh viewership, in reality it was 20 lakh, mostly on Youtube.”
Currently the actor is shooting for Bengali TV serial “Taranath Tantrik”, based on a story on occultism by Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay.- CINEWS