Dibyendu Bhattacharya: An Exclusive Interview Revealing His Remarkable Acting Journey

In a short conversation, Dibyendu Bhattacharya speaks of how he grew up from an aspiring footballer to being an Indian actor. Says, he never thought of making acting his full-time career.

In a recent interview with Dibyendu Bhattacharya who was recently seen in the web series Undekhi Season 3, the Indian actor talks about the different segments of his life. Right from being an aspiring sportsperson to teaching Bollywood actors like Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor about acting, Dibyendu has come a long way on his journey.  While being asked on the topic of racism, Dibyendu recalls his old time when he was supposed to shoot for “Undekhi”, and he experienced racism.

Even after giving his look-test, his casting was on hold as other people were auditioned for the same. After doing 2-3 shots, when makers could not find the best, Dibyendu was called back and he started the shoot.

Later, in a conversation about why it took so long for Dibyendu to join the entire cast of Undekhi, is when he got to know that makers tried finding his alternative because of his dark skin. He says, “Such things still exist in our society, in fact in the entire country”.

Further in the conversation, he says how he has got fame in his overall career. He says there’s a difference between earning fame and earning recognition. Dibyendu adds, “Earlier, people used to say that they had seen me somewhere. They did not take my name but said they knew me. Now they call me by my name to appreciate me and my work”. With time, and the growing number of projects, this Indian actor has come a long way.

Dibyendu in the conversation, spoke about how one should choose a career. According to him, one should always make his career in what they are skilled at, rather than what they aspire to be. He says, “Aspirations are huge. I never aspired to be an actor. I was an aspiring footballer. I was an aspiring cricketer, but I was skilled in acting.” Dibyendu believes that your skills are your USP, and it is something that you can sell.

When asked about that one character he found very difficult in his acting career, Dibyendu said that it is the same every time. Taking each project as a challenge, he said, “I panic almost every time. For my first day, first shoot, new co-actors. It is always a different type of alienation”. Apart from working with many top stars, Dibyendu has also given Bollywood actors like Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor general acting workshops to train them better. He says these kids come from a big acting background and are already mastering it.

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