Ritwick Chakraborty would return home depressed after shooting for Partha Sen's Bengali film Anubrato Bhalo Achho? The subject of the film is not the only reason. "The film is shot at a real hospital. Debaleena (Dutta, actor) plays my ailing wife. She is suffering from cancer and is on her death bed. As her husband, I visit her regularly at the hospital. I sit near her bed and look at her. A holter monitor and oxygen mask were attached to her. The holter monitor made a weird, irritating noise. The whole ambience disturbed me and the sound haunted me at night too," says the actor of Shabdo and Bakita Byaktigato.
For the actor, this was one film, which affected him deeply. He admits that none of his earlier films have moved him as Anubrato Bhalo Achho? "You experience a change once your loved ones are admitted to a hospital. The hospital is a personality in the film. Having shot at the hospital for a long time, I could easily recognize the relatives of the patients. All of them had fear written over their faces. Those faces and sounds of the holter monitor haunted me during my sleep too. I told my wife, Aparajita (Ghosh Das), that it's a disturbing shoot," says the actor, who plays Ajit, Byomkesh's aide in Arindam Sil's next Bengali film.
In Anubrato Bhalo Achho?, Ritwick plays a middle-aged man and sports grey hair. While actors have apprehension before accepting aged characters, Ritwick looks for 'interesting characters'. "It doesn't matter to me how I look and if I am looking old on the screen. All I want is an interesting character," says the actor, who won the best actor award for the film at the ImagineIndia International Film Festival, Madrid.