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Do not always get chance to come out of conventional acting mode: Prosenjit
November 8, 2017 | 8:08 PM
by PTI
Prosenjit Chatterjee's Mayurakshi is slated for release in December end.
 
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Kolkata: Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee has said he does not always get the scope to come out from the conventional acting mode, except in very few films. Films such as Rituparno Ghosh's 'Dosar' or Atanu Ghosh's upcoming 'Mayurakshi' gave him the scope to come out of the conventional mode, the actor said.

"But such scope comes on very few occasions, not regularly," Prosenjit said. "Many a time, thoughts come up whether we are all stuck up within the conventional acting mode," the filmstar said. "That does not mean I find my character in films made by other directors as monotonous. Every film maker has his own individual style. But definitely, when the director asks you to break yourself and then mould it again, you obviously get a bit more space," he said.

Prosenjit will also rate 'Moner Manush', 'Jaatishwar' and 'Sankhachil' as his favourite films for following a very "simple narrative style".

"You can see such type of films are increasingly being made in Mumbai film industry where the acting style, form and treatment back up such narratives," he said.



Stating that each genre of film follows its own type of script, Prosenjit said, "When I turn up in a film like 'Bikram Singha', my acting will be different from 'Dosar', which will be again different in 'Yeti Obhijaan' where I play the role of Kakababu."

The actor also said, "each film has its own target audience." Speaking on the use of silence in cinema, Prosenjit again referred to 'Dosar' which was made in 2008 and said even in 'Mayurakshi', where he is pitted opposite thespian Soumitra Chatterjee, there are moments, when silence is more evocative than words.

"I think, moments of silence are also not much used in Bengali films," he felt. Not sure if the father-son relationship in 'Mayurakshi', slated for release in December end, mirrors his personal ties with Soumitra Chatterjee, whom he considers next to father Biswajit Chatterjee, Prosenjit said, "Even if it does not convey the exact shades in our lives, there are real life references.

"Hence we had no difficulty in essaying the scenes although I learnt a lot from Soumitra kaku during the shots."

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