Rudranil Ghosh is turning out to be the dark horse of Chalo Lets Go.... His funnyman act in the Anjan Dutt travel film has landed Rudranil a host of films where he plays, well, a funnyman. Plus, he gets to keep his name in at least two of the films!
Having signed no less than 10 films, the dark and diminutive hero who gets the heroine (Aparajita Ghosh Das) in Chalo Lets Go... has become one of the busiest actors of Tollywood.
I am doing Chhoy Chhuti, a Club RP production, where I play myself (as Rudranil) opposite newcomer Dona. Then theres Birsas (Dasgupta) 033 where I am a keyboardist in the band 033. He is called Rudra and hes a smalltown guy who is apparently funny but has a serious side to him too, says Rudranil.
In Arin Pauls Shabdhan Pancha Ashchhe, for which he has started shooting, Rudranil is a salesman selling sunglasses door to door. But everyone is scared of me for some reason, laughs Rudranil, whos most excited about Anjan Dutts next film revolving around him and Soumitra Chatterjee. In this one, I bond with Soumitrajethu after he saves my life. But I cant reveal more.
In the pipeline are Mainak Bhaumiks Maach Mishti & More and Parambrata Chatterjees Jiyo Kaka!. I am also supposed to do Rinadis (Aparna Sen) Goynar Baksho, Goutam Halders Mukti, and Shekhar Das and Bappaditya Bandopadhyays untitled films, rattles off Rudranil. Two films where he has bit roles — Aparna Sens The Japanese Wife and Mahesh Michigans Hello Kolkata — are ready for release.
Looking back, Rudranil smiles in contentment. There was a time when I had no work even after winning accolades for my role in Kantataar and Refugee. But now I can afford to say no to films. Tollywood has changed a lot. Now even the suburban audience have developed a taste for actors like us...