Om is a die-hard fan of actor Jeet. So much so, that he blushes every time Jeet’s name is mentioned. “I am his biggest fan. I love him since his debut film Sathi released. I look forward to his entry sequences in every film. I like his attitude,” says the young actor.
Om also had the opportunity of meeting Jeet on a few occasions and still cherishes those memories. “When I met him, I told him that I was one of the back-up dancers in his film Priyotama (2006). He was surprised to learn that. Whenever I meet him, he is very encouraging,” says Om, who is gearing up for the release of his new Bengali film, Hero 420, alongside Riya Sen and Nusrat Faaria on Valentine’s Day. Like most newcomers, Om too dreamt of making his debut with a masala film. However, destiny had some other plans and he made his debut as detective Arjun (a fictional character created by author Samaresh Majumdar) with Arjun - Kalimpong E Sitaharan (2013). “The production house thought it was the right decision. However, my second film, Action, was a hardcore commercial film,” he says.
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Since then, he has done potboilers such as Angee 2 and Angaar. However, Om is quite aware of competition he will be facing in the Bengali film industry given that there already established commercial heroes such as Jeet, Dev and Ankush. “My job as an actor is to give 100 per cent to all the films I do. I like doing fight sequences and dancing,” he says.
It isn’t unknown that in the last few years not too many potboilers have done well at the box office. “I am aware of this. I guess the audiences want something new from commercial films. We need to bring a change in the treatment of the film. I am confident about my new film as it has a different kind of narrative,” he signs off.