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I don’t hanker for anything in life: Subhashree

Subhashree is in no hurry to sign films; prefers waiting for the right script to come her way.

regional movies Updated: Oct 05, 2016 17:37 IST
Anindita Acharya
Anindita Acharya
Hindustan Times
Subhashree, who didn’t have a release last year, will be seen in two films, Abhimaan and Prem Ki Bujhini, which release this Durga Puja.(Eskay Movies)

In an industry where backbiting and sycophancy are common, an actress needs to have immense courage to say ‘no’ to a project. And it’s even more difficult in Tollywood, which is considered a more close-knit industry than Bollywood. However, Tollywood actress Subhashree informs that she has never found it difficult to say ‘no’ the moment she didn’t like a script. The actress says that, if required, she is willing to wait for years than doing any film that comes her way. So, it doesn’t matter much to her that her last release was two years ago. She was last seen in Anjan Dutt’s Sesh Bole Kichu Nei in 2014. In fact, that year she had four Bengali releases (Ami Sudhu Cheyechi Tomay, Game, Bachchan, Sesh Bole Kichu Nei) and one Hindi release (Spark). In 2015, Subhashree didn’t have a single release. However, this Durga Puja, the actress is gearing up for not one but two releases — Raj Chakraborty’s film, Abhimaan opposite Jeet and Sudipto Sarkar’s film Prem Ki Bujhini opposite Om.

“I know what I want in life. Career isn’t my topmost priority. I don’t believe work is the most important thing in my life which can give me happiness. I am sorted and maybe that’s why it’s easy for me to not work for a year. I don’t hanker for anything in life,” says Subhashree.

In an industry where the adage out of sight, out of mind is prevalent, it’s surprising to see Subhashree commanding so much attention even after an absence of two years from theatres. The actress says that she is thankful to the Almighty and the audience. “The audiences understand my dedication towards work. They understand Subhashree will not do a bad film. I didn’t have any release in 2015. It was not that I wasn’t offered any film. I didn’t sign any project because I didn’t like them,” says the Khokababu actress.

Subhashree will be seen sharing screen space with Om in Prem Ki Bujhini. (Eskay Movies)

Though Subhashree started her career with Prabhat Roy’s Pitribhumi (2008), it was Raj Chakraborty’s Challenge (2009) alongside Dev which made her a household name. So, why did it take seven years to team up with Raj again?

“I believe in god and whatever he does is for our good. We were destined to do a film after seven years and I am glad people are still talking about our bond,” says Subhashree, who designed her look for her new film with Om.

Watch the song Selfie from Abhimaan

The actress has always enjoyed working with Jeet and their chemistry was appreciated in films such as Boss and Game. This time too, Subhashree had a blast shooting with Jeet. “Honestly, I wait with bated breath to work with Jeetda. He has a very positive attitude and I like spending time with him. Jeetda is a perfectionist and hence I can learn a lot from him,” she smiles. And how was it working with Om, a relatively newcomer, in a love story? “Om is dedicated and is passionate about acting. If he’s projected well on the big screen, he will do good,” she says. Subhashree also doesn’t believe in the number game and says she has no time for such petty issues. “I don’t believe in these things. These things are temporary,” she giggles. The actress, who will soon be seen opposite Dev after three years in Kaushik Ganguly’s upcoming film Dhumketu, also informs that she is open to doing all kinds of cinema. She also says that she doesn’t like the demarcation between commercial and middle-of-the-road cinema that exists in the Bengali film industry. “For actors it’s the same job. We need to put on our makeup and act in front of the camera. The stories and directors change,” says Subhashree, who will be seen opposite Bangladeshi superstar Shakib Khan in her next Indo-Bangladesh project.

Jeet and Subhashree in a still from Abhimaan. Their onscreen chemistry was earlier appreciated in Boss and Game. (Grassroot Entertainment)

Subhashree is also known for her style statement. Though she doesn’t idolise anyone, she follows fashion. In Bollywood, I admire Deepika Padukone. When not shooting, I like wearing casuals. I know what looks good on me. I am also conscious about my looks, be it in films or in real life. I also like experimenting with my looks.

First Published: Oct 05, 2016 17:37 IST