Entertainment Desk: West Bengal’s Idhika Pal made her debut on the big screen this Eid with the film ‘Priyatma’ opposite Shakib Khan. After the release, there is a lot of talk about the character Iti, played by Idhika. He has already become the darling of Bangladesh on social media. Shihab Ahmed spoke to Idhika about Priyatama movie and various recent issues.
On Eid, Bangladesh made its debut on the big screen with the movie ‘Priyatma’. how do you feel
Making a debut on the big screen is definitely something special. ‘Priyatma’, my first film, also released on a festival like Eid. Very happy. Audience response is also good. I heard that our number of shows has also been increased.
After the release of the movie, you have also become the darling of the audience. How does it feel to receive praise from the audience?
Before the start of the work, while talking, I was thinking what will happen, how will my dear? I was a bit worried then. After the release of the movie, all the worries went away. Everyone is appreciating. I feel good thinking that I was able to do what I wanted. Everyone works equally in a movie. It was also a teamwork. The success that has come is the success of the whole team. So much love from the audience is a blessing to me. Special thanks also to the media workers. Everyone has given a lot of support and is still giving.
When you read the script or while shooting, did you think your character would react that much?
We all had the belief that Shakib Khan’s movie would do well. But it was a bit unexpected for me that I would get so much love.
Many in the cinema have praised you. Especially Apu Biswas, who has worked in the most films opposite Shakib Khan, said that you felt perfect as Shakib Khan’s lover.
Oh my God! Thanks a lot to him. He showed a big heart. It’s nice to get compliments from another performer.
Have you seen the sweetheart?
not yet That’s all I could see in terms of work or dubbing. I did not go to the cinema hall as I moved to Kolkata before the release. Wish to sit and enjoy the movie with everyone. Soon I will come to Dhaka to watch the movie with my mother.
Are you still suffering from not being able to see yourself on the big screen?
I will not say trouble. Very excited to see myself on the big screen. Since release, people are talking about me so much, posting so much on social media, commenting – I am enjoying these things very much.
How was the experience of working with Shakib Khan?
very good He is a professional actor. I was nervous to work with Shakib in a new environment. But I got a lot of support when I came to work. Worked in a friendly environment. Not only Shakib but the experience of working with the whole team is good.
Many viewers of Bangladesh want to see you again with Shakib Khan. What are you thinking?
I want to work with Shakib again if I get a chance. If the producer-producer wants, the script is good, then the two can be seen together again.
Want to work with any other actor in Bangladesh?
The producer will decide who to work with. I can’t decide. Can’t name anyone specifically. However, I have seen the work of many people from Bangladesh, whose performance impressed me.
The halls are crowded with visitors. Many say that Sundin is returning to the country’s cinema. You also became a part of it. How do you see the matter?
Audiences are again coming to cinemas or films are awakening, it is a happy news. After a long time, I saw this film with so many people coming to the cinema hall. Bengali cinema is moving forward again, I am very happy to be a part of it.
He was in Bangladesh for more than a month for shooting. How is Bangladesh?
Everyone in Bangladesh has been very hospitable, gave me love, fed me a lot; Especially hilsa. I really wanted to go to Bangladesh and eat hilsa. I ate to my heart’s content. Everyone’s love and sincerity made me feel like I was at home.
He got the love of the audience as Rimli on the small screen. Spreading fascination as a sweetheart on the big screen. Noticed any difference between the two mediums?
No medium should be taken lightly. After coming to the big screen, the audience’s love remains the same, only the number has increased manifold. I realized this recently on my birthday. After the release of Priyatama, the words ‘Happy Birthday Priyatama’ have been posted a lot on social media. Everyone is wishing. I have received many wishes. It feels so good.
How did you spend this birthday?
This year’s birthday was special. Everyone has made wishes since 12 pm. I have never received so many greetings before. Happy birthday to Shakib Khan from SK Films official Facebook page. From Shakib to Prietama, I got birthday wishes from everyone in the team. The love of the audience was there. I received so many wishes that I could not answer them all. So I thanked everyone for coming live. This time I spent my birthday in a nursing home. I got a lot of love and blessings there too.
What talk about beloved in Calcutta heard?
After returning to Kolkata after finishing work, many people wanted to know about the movie. He wanted to hear how I worked there, what was my experience. I also shared the beautiful experiences with everyone. There was news about the beloved in the media here. Everyone is waiting for the release of beloved in Kolkata.
Now Bangladeshi artists are working in Kolkata cinema and other Bengal artists are also working here. How do you see this mutual participation of artists?
It is very positive. If two Bengali artists work together, the length of our Bengali movies will increase, and the chances of doing good work will also increase. If the two Bengals work together to advance the cinema industry, then there is no problem; Rather, the benefits are more.
You have also worked in a Kolkata movie with Soham Chakraborty. What about that?
I feel very sad because I can’t give any update about the movie. It is prohibited to give any information about the movie till the official announcement from the production house. When they announce, I will talk about the movie.