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5After Gangs of Wasseypur II, Aditya Kumar returns with Banjo

Background

I belong to Bihar and after my tenth exam I decided to pursue acting as career. I finally bagged a role in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur II after spending a few years searching for work in this industry. The film gave me a new name, a new identity. To date, people call me ‘Perpendicular’. I struggled at an early age, right after school. I also enrolled in an acting school in Mumbai.

Life post GoW II

When that film just released, I started to receive offers but none of them translated into work. I thought my life would change as Gangs… was so widely appreciated but, ironically, my real struggle had only just begun. That’s because it kicked off a hunt for meaty roles. Also because I look very young, I don’t get too many roles. Gangs… released in 2012 and it was four years before my next film, Kerry On Kutton, released but it didn’t work at the box office.

On Banjo

I got a call from Ravi (Jadhav) sir’s office, I went to meet him he and offered me the role and he told me he is sure that I can pull it off. Some other actor was supposed to do it but he backed out at the end moment and that’s how I bagged the role. What came as challenge was in a very limited time I had to learn the Mumbai lingo; it was supposed to be different. Also in a very short time span I had to learn playing the banjo. Everything luckily happened for the best.

On bonding with co-stars

Dharmesh is a superstar. Apart from the music and the love story, the film also talks about friendship, so it was very important that we bonded with each other. Ravi sir allowed us to bond over food and we used to play cricket on the sets. All this helped us to get to know each other very well. It made us feel like we were old friends.

On Riteish Deshmukh

To be very honest, since he is a star, I had assumed he would have a certain air about him. I was proved wrong on the very first day. He was so humble and he met all of us so nicely. We even played cricket and he was very caring about us. We also did a few readings together. During those readings, he helped me with my Marathi accent. Also, if my shot was not perfect, he never got impatient and made sure we worked like a team. I think he is a very good team leader. He was like a mentor to me on sets who taught me about the finer naunces of acting.

Soumita Sengupta
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