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  • Published 4.08.10

Bhubaneswar, Aug. 3: An engineer by choice who turned to acting by chance. A popular face in the Oriya film industry today, he is none other than the cool and suave actor Sabyasachi.

The young actor has already captivated the audience in with his stint in the industry in the short period of three years.

At present, the 20-films-old actor is gearing up for director Sanjay Nayak film, Sasura Ghara Jindabad.

Sabyasachi was attracted to acting right from school days when he acted in dramas and danced at the programmes in his Unit I Boys’ High School.

However, the actor says that he had never thought of making it to movies.

“It just happened,” he says. “I was always encouraged by my family and friends to try my luck into films since they knew it was my passion. However, it was a friend who had dropped in my portfolio at Madhyam Arts. Then I got an offer in Saroj Satapathy’s album in 2002,” he reminisces with a smile today.

In spite of playing roles in video albums, Sabyasachi continued to pursue engineering at Silicon Institute of Engineering and Technology (SIET) and graduated in 2006. This was when he got an offer for Pagal Premi.

“Hara Patnaik spotted me during a stage show. He is known to have introduced many debutantes to the industry. But when he offered Pagal Premi to me, I did not know it would be a life-changing experience for me,” he says.

The super-hit film made him an overnight star here. He has come a long way in acting, believes Sabyasachi. “Until you actually stand in front of the camera you cannot imagine how tough the job it is and how much passion one needs to have for the profession to continue giving good performances,” he says.

His recent release Dil Tate Deichi (also with director Sanjay Nayak) has received average rating at the box-office.

The eternal optimist, however, believes Sasura Ghara Jindabad, the music for which was launched last week, will be a hit.

“I have worked in seven films with Sanjay already. He knows how to bring out the best in me,” Sabyasachi says. He has been paired with the gorgeous Megha Ghosh in the film.

“Megha was a great co-star to work with. In fact, the experience of working in this romantic comedy has been great a experience for both of us as actors,” he says.

The actor believes his parents, and now wife, Seema are his best critics.

“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. You see, they get emotional on watching me on the screen,” he says.