Miles to go...

The ‘Chocolate Boy’ of Ollywood has already cast a spell on the audience in his six-year-long stint in the film industry

Published: 14th February 2012 12:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:55 PM   |  A+A-

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Acting is a tough job. Until one stands in front of the camera, he will not understand the effort that we put into every shot. Fortunately, my stint

Emiti Bi Prema Hue

My latest release Emiti Bi Prema Hue is an out-and-out love story with a twist. The story of the film is set against a rural backdrop, where the hero pledges to take revenge on a zamindar by winning the heart of his daughter. Whether the hero finally succeeds in his ploy or  takes the path of forgiveness is what the climax is all about. I am in love with the title track of the movie which is a Nishikanta Dalabehera directorial venture. You can see me in a different get-up this  time.

The initiation

I was inclined towards acting since my high school days when I used to participate in cultural programmes. Acting was always my passion and my family and friends encouraged me to try in Ollywood. One of my friends had dropped my portfolio at Madhyam Arts following which, I got an offer in Saroj Satapathy’s album in 2002. After my engineering from Silicon Institute of Engineering  and Technology in 2006, I got an offer for Pagal Premi. Hara Patnaik had spotted me during a stage show and when he offered the movie to me, I had not known that this would be the turning point of my life.

Journey so far

Although it appears easy on screen, acting is a tough job. Until one stands in front of the camera, he will not understand the effort that we put into every shot. Fortunately, my stint in the industry has been very successful till now. In fact, the industry has been very kind to me. But it’s still a long journey for me.

Support System

My parents and my wife Seema form my support system. In this industry, an actor needs family support and I am lucky to have it. They are the best critics and they are the first persons to tell me where I could have been better. But I do not take them to the premiere every time as all of them get very emotional seeing me on the screen.

Challenging roles

I have been lucky to get a chance to play many roles in this industry. I had played the anti-hero role in Mu Sapana Ra Saudagar under the banner of Subham Films. It was directed by Sanjay Nayak with whom I am extremely comfortable with. Since we have done many films together, he knows how to extract the best from me. Thankfully, my role was appreciated.

Favourite pastime

I love painting and playing flute. Apart from this, I like spending time in learning post-production techniques in the industry. I have also designed the promotional websites for some of my movies.

Future Endeavours

I have one more movie lined up for release on February 17. Besides, I will start shooting for Hara Patnaik’s Om Sai Ram soon. I am also reading scripts of a few more and the roles that are being offered to me sound interesting.

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