An actor who loves to wear different hats, that’s what Parambrata Chattopadhyay is all about. He runs a small production unit, directs films but a bit choosy about his projects keeping a decent gap between directorial works.
During an exclusive chat we asked the actor-director how the acting process has evolved for him over the years and he promptly says he doesn’t like to think too much while taking an acting assignment.
“With age, maturity and experience, I have learnt that it is not always very feasible to overthink. In case of characters you really wish to sink your teeth into, you intellectualise it and then it is important to unlearn that completely and just do your own stuff. Earlier I used to overintellectualise things… because I am probably a bit of an intellectual-minded person. If you overintellectualise, then you start developing preconceived notions about the character and how that shoot is going to happen,” explains Parambrata.
He also believes ultimately you are going there as an actor. “You really cannot dictate all that stuff. Borojor tumi ekta poramorsho ditey paro. Think about it… but go there as a clean slate. Your slate also has to learn to absorb feedback from others. As an actor, you may not like it but then kichhu korar nei. That person is the director, you have to rely on him or her at the end of the day. I feel finally, it is just about going there and getting it done,” adds Parambrata whose next directorial is a biopic on thespian Soumitra Chattopadhyay.