Not chasing Bollywood films, says Kahaani actor Indraneil Sengupta

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 07, 2016 16:13 IST
Kahaani actor Indraneil Sengupta is a top actor on Bengali TV. (Iamindraneilofficial/Facebook)

Actor Indraneil Sengupta, who has worked in films like Kahaani, Mumbai Saala and Satyagraha, says he is quite content with what he has done so far in the film industry and is not chasing Bollywood movies. He was last seen in Samrat & Co in 2014.

“With Bollywood films, you get lucky or you don’t. But I am not chasing films at all now. I have been around for a while now and I know if there is anything interesting, the makers will approach me,” said Indraneil.

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“For a newcomer, it is important to go around and get work. People know me in the industry so if they need me, they will call. I am well past my time to be roaming,” the actor added.

Indraneil, who has acted in hit Bengali films like Autograph and Arekti Premer Golpo, will be next see on the Zee TV show Jamai Raja season two. The actor will be seen as a renowned industrialist Dev Sengupta post the leap of two years on the show.

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“I don’t watch TV much but I had seen a few episodes of the show and I genuinely liked it. People say TV doesn’t do much for actors but it is wrong. It has a lot of potential and especially a show as popular as this.”

In his last TV outing he portrayed a negative role of an evil demon in Maharakshak Devi, and has before that acted in several other shows like Tumhari Paakhi, Banoo Main Teri Dulhann among others.

Indraneil says doing daily soaps is tiring but worth the efforts.

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“Doing a daily soap is very difficult, especially in the initial schedule where you are working for almost 25-26 days continuously. Then, when the storyline evolves the characters are well divided and we have separate tracks.

“It is indeed tiring. It demands a lot of time and in between you can’t commit yourself anywhere. But TV is highly rewarding.”

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