Bengali Actress Ronjini Chakraborty Set to Go Big from Tollywood to Bollywood (Interview)
By Jyoti Prakash Mandal
Calcutta, Sept 20, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Kolkata girl Ronjini Chakraborty is already hot in the big list of Bollywood performers and is getting hotter. The actress plays the role of the sister of Bidita Bag's (Interview) character, the protagonist of the film, in the recently released movie ‘From Sydney with Love.’ Soon film-lovers will watch her in a meaty role in Aditi Roy's debut Bengali feature film ‘Abosheshey’ co-starring Roopa Ganguly (interview), Raima Sen (interview), Ankur Khanna and others. The story and screen play of Abosheshe are by Neel B Mitra (Interview).
Ronjini told WBRi, “I am very happy that I am a part of such a film. I actually consider it a privilege to get such a role.”
About her role in the film Nondini said, “I play the character of Rai
who is very pampered, vibrant and fun loving. Rai is always on her
heels and ready to do anything on instinct and is always energetic. In
spite of being pampered Rai knows how to value relationships.”
“Rai is the important character in the film who introduces Soumya (Ankur Khanna) to Kolkata when he visits the city searching for his roots. Rai has a deep connection with Kolkata which is very prominent in the film.”, she added.
Ronjini is perhaps the youngest member of the star cast of Abosheshe. She considers herself very fortunate in bagging her role in ‘Abosheshey’ and being part of the splendid cast that includes Roopa Ganguly, Ankur Khanna, Raima Sen, Sudipta Chakraborty, Suman Mukhopadhyay (Interview), Manasi Sinha, Kamalika Banerjee, Arijit Dutta, Dipankar De (Interview), Abhijit Guha and others.
Ronjini was previously seen in small roles in Bengali films such as in Buddhadev Dasgupta‘s ‘Triodarshi’, and ‘Chokher Pani’ directed by Shayamal Karmakar - the much controversial film based on the Nandigram incident.
Ronjini is being offered roles from Mumbai and in regional films. She will appear in Rahi Anil Barve's upcoming Hindi movie ‘Tumbaad’ with Soham Shah as the male lead.
When WBRi asked her about which aspect of Abosheshey is most likely to make it successful, Ronjini said, “Powerful performances by every actor takes the film to a different level. Moreover, the way the film has been made and the way the rendering of human relationships has been tackled is unique.”
Ronjini has attended acting courses at FTII in Pune for two years. She admits there is a lot of difference in facing the camera in an institute and doing it for a real shoot. “The comfort level of facing a camera is quite high when it is done in any acting class, but it is not there when facing the camera during real filming. One becomes more careful automatically.”
Being careful in any professional field can always bring out the best in individuals, and surely Ronjini has done it in the film ‘Abosheshey’, the release of which is being eagerly awaited by her. With all her experience from her days in ‘Theatricean’, acting courses at FTII and the considerable number of roles in regional and Bollywood films, Ronjini is all set to make it big on the silver screen.