Jisshu Sengupta: Durgamati will keep the audience on the edge of the seat

The film’s storyline broadly revolves around a “temple”, and religion is a sensitive topic in today’s time. Well, given we were making it for the Hindi audience, director G. And at times it would get really cold and even eerie. I am playing an ACP, and I really can’t tell much about the story, as that would give out the plot. This year, I did three films and characters which were so different from each other. If one tries to overshadow their co-star, the scene won’t stand, and then the film would fall flat. Also, not just Bollywood but I am getting to be a part of different type of films in different languages. Of course, I am thankful that I am working on some good projects. When you are on a set, it’s a different ball game. After we packed up, one of the team members informed me that people don’t visit the spot as it’s said to be visited by ghosts. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


Jisshu Sengupta These alterations might be very small but are very important ones. Did it act as a dampener, or were you fine with it? I am sure a lot of people have watched the film, and even read about it. I just can’t watch anything scary (laughs). I have mostly worked with all Bengali directors – Sujit Sircar, Sujoy Ghosh, Pradeep Sarkar, Anurag Basu, as they know the kind of work I have done. I have to give this to Ashok.  Do you think their loss has worked in your favour? I am getting to learn a lot. I have followed that to the T till now. I only like Batman, Superman and Tom and Jerry. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Yes, the title was changed because there were some objections. I would have wanted it to release in cinema halls, but I am happy that so many people watched the films. I was shocked, and couldn’t believe that we were actually working there a few moments back. Do you think that will take away the surprise from it? I think that makes it unique. I am really loving it. I am very happy in my space with whatever films I am getting. If you don’t like it, speak about it then. (Photo: Jisshu Sengupta/Instagram)After impressing the audience with his turn in films like Shakuntaladevi and Sadak 2, Jisshu Sengupta is back with Amazon Prime Video release Durgamati. Your Hindi films Shakuntala Devi, Sadak and Durgamati premiered on an OTT platform. And then, it really doesn’t matter if a male or female actor is stealing the show. And I got this learning from Amitabh Bachchan when I worked with him in The Last Lear. It’s a horror thriller, and will keep the audience on the edge of the seat. But, on real locations, you do feel that something or someone is looking at you all the time. Also Read |Durgamati is a genre-breaking movie: Bhumi Pednekar
Are you happy with the kind of roles offered to you in Bollywood? With mostly night shifts, we would shoot till wee hours. Durgamati will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from December 11. Our country is said to be democratic, where there are multiple religions, castes and we should be able to respect everyone. Now, I am getting different offers. To be honest, filming is mostly a technical job, but the place and environment do matter. In this exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Jisshu talks about Durgamati, shooting for a horror-thriller and why he doesn’t shy away from taking ‘smaller parts’. As an actor, do these controversies affect you? I only think about how important is my role, and whether without it the story would move ahead or not. But don’t stop anyone from making their vision. First and foremost, people really don’t know what this film is about. Not at all! Also, I wish good luck to everyone who did not do these parts. Ashok has made some changes. The script really intrigued me, and that was the major reason why I took up the film.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
Since it’s a remake, many in the audience already know about the film. It doesn’t deal with religion, so there is no scope for controversy. Excerpts from the conversation:
Tell us a bit about your role in Durgamati. Even if you are doing just one scene, if you have agreed to do the film, you have to give it your all. But watching Durgamati would be a different experience for everyone. Written by Sana Farzeen
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December 10, 2020 10:24:39 pm

Jisshu Sengupta will play a police officer in Durgamati. The same was the case when you did Shakuntala Devi where Vidya Balan took charge. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. He told me that it’s always team work, and actors have to help each other to make the scene better. Of course, it was disappointing. However, as an actor, there is always a desire to watch yourself on the big screen. We actually shot at real locations in Bhopal. The film has Bhumi Pednekar in the lead role. How much of a horror fan are you? That helps me to choose the right part. One should only work towards making the film a success. When you take up a project, does it ever bother you that a female actor might overshadow you? How was the experience of shooting for Durgamati? The title was also changed recently. To tell you honestly, I only look at my character and where it fits in the entire scheme of things. A lot of Hindi films stars wouldn’t be keen to take up smaller parts which force filmmakers to search for actors in the regional industry. I remember we were once shooting in a haveli which was supposed to be haunted. At the end of the day, it’s a film, and everyone has the right to tell their own story.