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By TT Bureau
  • Published 13.01.12
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DEV

What’s new about Dev in Khokababu?

I would lie if I say that there’s a lot of new things in Khokababu [directed by Shankaraiyya, produced by Eskay Movies and releasing today]. I don’t want to give gyan and say oh, this is different and that is different! But yes I have put in an honest effort. I play a paaji loverboy who loves playing pranks on others, which get him into trouble and that takes the film forward.

Your sex appeal lies in...

I think my eyes and smile! Actually I have heard it a number of times that my eyes are very expressive and that I have a lovely smile! (Laughs.)

One thing in a woman that turns you on...

Her simplicity... that’s what attracts me the most in a woman. Nothing else.

One thing in a woman that turns you off…

Show off.

One thing about Subhashree that turns you on…

I am yet to discover that! Honestly! Please believe me. (Laughs.)

The hottest compliment you have got from a woman…

Dev tumi phatiye dichho!

Your first crush…

When I was in college, I fell in love with a girl who was studying medicine. But she never gave me any patta because there were too many good-looking guys in her department. I secretly admired her and then I realised... why will she love me? I don’t have class, I’m not good-looking, I have no money. Later, of course, I realised that you cannot have a long relationship with someone you have a crush on.

One thing we don’t know about you…

That I am a very straightforward person who operates from his heart most of the time. Also, my face reflects my mood. If I’m happy, it’s on my face. If I’m sad, it’s on my face too. I am not fake and I guess that’s why I am successful.

One Tolly director you want to work with (and why)…

See, I am just 14 films old and it would be unfair to name any one. Besides, whenever I read interviews of people from the industry, I try to find my name in it and it’s so comforting when I see that in some way or the other they’ve mentioned me. So I would want to work with all those with whom I haven’t worked so far.

One thing you would never do on screen…

No smooching on screen. I’m not comfortable.

One thing you have learnt from the ups and downs in your career…

That one should never lose hope or stop fighting. You have to fight, fight and fight till you reach your goal.

One reason why Subhashree is a special friend…

Onyo kono heroine pattai deye na! Subhashree and I have been friends for the past three-four years but she is not a special friend yet! I am bowled over by her patience and dedication towards everything. I know that she is a genuine friend and it’s nice to know that I too have a jodi. And I am not a very bad guy, so all the actresses I have worked with are very good friends.

One thing about Subhashree we don’t know...

Okay, nobody knows that she is always quarrelling with me!

One question you want to be asked… (and the answer) Define Dev? And the answer would be: Dev had a dream but he never imagined even in his wildest dreams that one day he would become Dev from Deepak Adhikary. He has got success very early in his life and to hold on to it he can do everything. He is a very insecure person who wants all his films to be hits! He wants people to enjoy his films. But he also realises that success is temporary and that’s why he needs lots and lots of good wishes....

SUBHASHREE

In the make-up room, Dev tried on a few wigs leaving Subhashree in ROFL mode

What’s new about Subhashree in Khokababu?

 

Well, for the first time I have done some very daring stunts. That’s something new.

One thing about Dev that turns you on…

Nothing!

One thing in a man that turns you on…

His honesty and loyalty.

One thing in a man that turns you off…

Dishonesty turns me off completely.

Your sex appeal lies in…

My IQ.

The hottest compliment you have got from a man…

That I am a very simple girl without any complications.

Your first crush…

I had met a boy in Burdwan when I was in Class VII. I had a crush on him but I never got to see him again!

One thing we don’t know about you…

That I am a very good cook!

One Tolly director you want to work with…

Everyone!

One thing you would never do on screen…

I would never wear a bikini and never smooch on screen even if the role demands it.

One thing you have learnt from the ups and downs in your career…

That one needs to have lots and lots of patience in life.

One reason why Dev is a special friend…

When I had no work for two years and sat idle at home, he was there beside me... he was a pillar of support. That’s why he is my special friend.

One thing about Dev we don’t know...

He pulls everybody’s leg but when someone plays a prank on him, he gets very angry but doesn’t express his anger. Only I can sense that he is actually angry!

One question you want to be asked (and the answer)...

What do I want from my fans? And the answer would be: Blessings, love and a permanent place in their hearts so that even if I don’t work for another two years they should still remember and love me!