Why did Sushant Singh Rajput learn Bangla?

Thu, February 6, 2014 1:30pm UTC by Add first Comment

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi-Dibakar Banerjee
Yogen Shah

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi has been making it to the headlines owing to the movie’s subject. And now we learn that the Kai Po Che actor has gone a step further to get into the skin of his character…

Sushant Singh Rajput has wowed us with his performances in Kai Po Che and Shuddh Desi Romance, and when we got a chance to sneak a peek at his look from Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, we were instantly reassured that he is going to enthrall us all over again.

Moving on to the Bangla part, a little birdie informed us that in order to suit the Bengali look, Sushant learnt how to speak in Bangla. And to aid his efforts, Yash Raj Films also hired a special tutor to teach him the language. Talking to a leading daily his spokesperson informed, “Apart from learning Bangla, Sushant is also keenly observing and studying Bengali culture and its people. He has been eating certain local dishes in order to understand Bengalis better. He wants to play his part — that of a young Bengali man — convincingly.”

Sushant Singh Rajput gets a makeover for Detective Byomkesh Bakshi: first look

The film, directed by Dibakar Banerjee, is based on Bangla writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s famous fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi. The story is set in Kolkata during the pre-Independence era. The film is a contemporary interpretation of war torn Calcutta during the 1940′s. The story revolves around Byomkesh’s first adventure. He is fresh out of college and he pits himself against an evil genius who is out to destroy the world.

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Wethinks, Sushant is doing a helluva job at playing his character convincingly, no? Watch this space for more updates on Sushant’s look in Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!

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