Critically acclaimed actor Rajesh Sharma, who has acted in films such as "Maachis", "Ishqiya", "No One Killed Jessica", "The Dirty Picture" and "Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana", joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his future projects and his experience of acting in the Bengali film "Kagojer Nouka (Paper Boat)" which is based on the chit fund bust in eastern India.
Q. Will this movie have English subtitle..for those who don't understand Bengali? Asked by: Umesh
A. There should be.
Q. How much does the knowledge of a language important for making the film in that language for an actor..I have seen that actors who don't know the language are able to do the roles..how is it? Asked by: Dishu
A. Language is important, in theater we have no barrier. It's tough for actors to perform in such movies.
Q. Are you also doing any south Indian regional movies? Asked by: Gilab
A. No, not yet.
Q. Do you listen to the critics? Asked by: Chintan
Q. How much influence does the films have on society? Asked by: Ratul
A. Films is such strong media that it influences people like anything.
Q. Give me one reason why should I watch this film. Asked by: Babu
A. This film based on chit fund scam, its sensitive subject. It tells how chit funds functions.
Q. What are you hobbies. Asked by: Ramkhilawan
A. Reading books, watch foreign and Indian movies.
Q. Any plans for directing the movie in future? Asked by: Lallu
A. Yes, may be 5-6 yrs later.
Q. Your message for the struggling actors would be? Asked by: Manak
A. Have patience and be honest to your work.
Q. How much struggle you had to do to get a role in the films? Asked by: Raj Kumar
A. I was doing theater for many yrs, I refused movies earlier but when I was jobless, I started doing various jobs like driving taxi etc even though I was a graduate. But if you are talented you will get roles in films.
Q. Who is your godfather in films? Asked by: Fassa
A. No one.
Q. Your next Bollywood film is? Asked by: Eshu
Q. What are your upcoming projects after this? Asked by: Rakesh
A. Other than 'Ghanchakkar', 'Le Le Meri Jaan', 'Wah Taj', 3-4 more films are in pipeline.
Q. Chit Fund scam just broke some 2-3 weeks before..how is it possible to make a movie within this short time.. Asked by: Umendu
A. Now its easy to make a movie in short time technically.
Q. Which is more satisfying to an actor..movies or doing theater? Asked by: Gulab
A. Both are different world, I'm enjoying both.
Q. Do you believe in awards..some 20 awards functions are held every year? Asked by: Himanshu
A. There are so many channels now and each have there own award...let them do ...what's wrong with it?
Q. Is your film on chit fund scan is for bringing awareness to the society about the frauds done by these agencies? Asked by: Jantu
A. Yes, off course. That's why you should see the movie.
Q. What you see in the role before accepting it? Asked by: Deepaka
A. The importance of the character in the film like my role in 'No One Killed Jessica', 'Khosla Ka Ghosla'.
Q. Saw you in 'Baishe Srabon'. How did you come into Bengali cinema? Asked by: Rohit
A. Because I'm brought up in Kolkata, though born in Patiala. So learnt Bengali from friends and started watching Bengali cinema.
Q. When is your life did you realised that you have to be an actor..was it a childhood aspiration? Asked by: gaurav
A. No, when I was 7-8 yrs old, I saw people going inside a theater. I watched theater for first time then and decided I want to be an actor.
Q. How it is different as of working in a regional film and a Bollywood films? Asked by: Jivan
A. Its very different. Limited audience and limited budget is there in regional cinema compared to Bollywood. In Bollywood, everybody is very fast and professional.
Q. How many days it took to complete the movie? Asked by: sachin
A. 45-50 days.
Q. One role which you have dreamt you have done it? Asked by: Manoj
A. Don't have any image of a dream role.
Q. Which is your favourite role till date which you have performed? Asked by: Gama
A. Police officer of 'No One Killed Jessica', Titu mama of 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana'.
Q. Your favourite actor and favourite movie of all time? Asked by: Jivan
A. Balraj Sahani is my favourite actor. 'Nayak' of Satyajit Ray, Sajna Mahato of Tapan sinha are my favourite films.
Q. You still do theater? Asked by: Raja
A. Not doing theater regularly, but do perform on festivals occasionally.
Q. Are you from NSD? Asked by: Jagjivan
Q. Who is your wishlist of directors? Asked by: Vijjain
A. Rituparno Ghosh, Srijit Mukherji, Aparna Sen, Rajkumar Gupta, Rajkumar Santoshi and Mahesh Bhatt.