‘Kallu Mama’ fame actor Saurabh Shukla comes up with one-man feature film

Kolkata, Jan 29 Actor Saurabh Shukla said the COVID-induced lockdown gave him an opportunity to read and reflect,
more importantly get his creative juices flowing, and he ended up making a full-length one-man feature film where he donned
the hat of a writer, director and the only character.
The 90-minute film, currently in its post-productionstages, is funny, dark and thrilling, Shukla said, adding that
he would be soon sending his latest movie for screening atfestivals.The veteran actor, all excited to work in Kaushik
Gangulys first Hindi flick ‘Manohar Pandey’, also said that Kolkata is his home, and he loves the city for his unique
character, culture and food.
“Ganguly has made some amazing films. He is multi-
talented, and can write direct and act equally well. This film has a soul, it has humour in it but you cant really brand it
as just another comedy.
“Also, I will be sharing screen space with talented co-stars Supriya Pathak and Raghubir Yadav, and I am looking
forward to it,” the Bollywood actor, who is in the city for
shooting of the film, told PTI.
Shukla, also said that he would want to do a Bengali film
Asked about his journey in the film industry — from
Shekhar Kapurs ‘Bandit Queen’ to ‘Manohar Pandey’ the National Award-winning actor underlined that the experience so far has been a fulfilLing one, but not without a fair share of hiccups.
“I was overweight, and was usually cast in roles that amused the audience. Comedy also elicits pathos, but that concept wasnt there in Hindi films. We just want an overweight person to be funny.
“It was Sudhir Mishra, who gave me the role of a
professional killer in ‘Is Raat ki Subah Nahi’, and my work was noticed and appreciated,” the 57-year-old actor said.
Talking about the mushrooming OTT (over-the-top) sites, and the fear that it could overshadow big screen films, Shukla
said that every new platform creates its own space, and can
co-exist with other mediums.

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