The Bulbbul star talks about his new lease on life, as an actor
Riya Yadav, INN/Gwalior, @infodeaofficial
Rahul Bose has been in the industry for longer than I have been on this planet. And yet, he’s never quite gotten the limelight than an actor of his caliber deserves, at least on the silver screen.
Following in the footsteps of many underrated actors such as R. Madhavan, Piyush Mishra, and even Saif Ali Khan, Bose is all set to make his debut in the digital space with the Netflix Original, Bulbul.
Produced by Anushka Sharma and Karnesh Sharma, the period drama tells the story of a child bride who grows up to find out more about the film, his role in it, and how it has helped him resuscitate the actor in him.
Rahul Bose shares his experiences …..it is set in the late 1890s in Bengal, which was a period of the Bengal Renaissance, but at the same time, there were parts of the city that were still deeply regressive.
The story unfolds in a zamindari household, of which I am the patriarch. The supernatural bit is the spine of the story.
It is where the director has used this genre to make the comments that she makes. Much like a graphic novel, the supernatural context heightens the reality of the film.
He believes that he is a very compassionate, gentle, Just, and kind man. But when things happen that make him behave otherwise, he blames it on other people. He hides behind the façade of,” I didn’t want to shout at you. Your behavior made me do it”.
He represents classic patriarchy, misogyny, and violence against women . I don’t want to give the game away, but there’s a lot more than you will see in the film than what I have told you.
It is a question of scalability on the big screen for a 25 crore film – I can’t justify the cost. With OTT the last few years, I have gotten a second lease on life.