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Akash on playing phoring in Phoring, releasing on September 27

Name: Akash Adhikari

Age: 14

School: Swami Vivekananda Seva Samiti Vidyalaya, Sodepur.

An actor is born: I’ve always wanted to be an actor. I got the offer to play Phoring in Phoring through an uncle. I never heard the story of the film but did whatever my director (Indranil Roy Chowdhury) asked me to do. I want to pursue acting as a career in future.

The most difficult scene in Phoring: There’s a scene where I am made to sit in a small boat. The boat was very small and we were three of us. At one point I thought we would all drown.... The other thing I hated was that I was made to walk on the roads of Calcutta a lot!

The masturbation scene and the one in which he is shown examining female undergarments: Look, I had no clue what those scenes were meant to be. I did it mechanically and those scenes were shot at night when I would be half-asleep! But now I’m scared of my parents! They live in the Andamans and I live in Sodepur with my Dida. I don’t know how my parents will react after watching the film!

On having a crush on a teacher like Phoring: Oh no! I only have male school teachers!

A recent Bengali film I liked: Goynar Baksho.

My favourite actor: Shah Rukh Khan.

Kushali Nag