The current hottest diva Bidita Bag who has done a considerable amount of work on the OTT platform is all excited for her upcoming movie ‘Fauji Calling’, which also stars a bunch of talented actors like Sharman Joshi, Mugdha Godse, and Ranjha Vikram Singh.
She had started her filmy career with the Bengali movie ‘Ichhe’ in 2011 and later worked on several movies like ‘Kagojer Nouka’, ‘Sangabora’ and ‘Bouma’. The model-cum-actress also seen in ‘The Missing Stone’, ‘Abhay 2’, ‘The Sholay Girl’, and many others.
Bidita got candid with our correspondent Hema Singh where she shares about her upcoming projects, characters, favorite directors, take away from Fauji Calling, and more…
Can you describe your role in this movie?
Fauji Calling is a film that gives tribute to the sacrifices of the families of our soldiers. I am playing the wife of a soldier who is at the LOC. We have seen a lot of war films that have given us a glimpse of a soldier’s life, his struggles, and sacrifices, but we have hardly spoken about what a soldier’s family goes through.
If we analyze the journey of a soldier, the families are equally are a part of it and they go through several ups and downs along with the soldier. Through ‘Fauji Calling’ the makers want to show the family life of a soldier and hence the wife becomes a focal point in that sense.
We saw in the trailer that the role is given to you was quite intense, so what you want to say about that?
I am thankful to my director Aaryan Saxena and producer Ovez Sheikh Ji that they gave me an opportunity to play this role. In the movie, directly or indirectly I am representing every soldier’s wife (smile). Though it was a challenging experience for me as an actor I enjoyed every bit of it. Aaryan sir has guided me at every step, so overall it was a delightful experience.
Does the growing competition in the industry make you feel nervous?
I used to get nervous initially as they say it’s a cut-throat industry. But with every passing day, I am becoming more secured and less judgmental about people and myself as well. It’s my karmic journey. I am just trying to be the best version of myself and this is why now I don’t get nervous at all.
If you could live the life of one actor for a day, whose life would it be and why?
I take inspiration from Akshay Kumar. According to me, he is the fittest and finest actor in Bollywood. And if we see his acting graph then he has done a variety of films in his career. So, I really want to live his life for one day (laughs).
Which Bollywood director, would you like to work with next?
Any good passionate director who wants to work with me… (laughs). Jokes aside, there are many, Shoojit Sircar, Anurag Basu, Anurag Kashyap, Sujoy Ghosh, Prakash Jha, Vikramaditya Motwani, and the list goes on.
Bidita, what’s your takeaway from this film?
Fauji Calling is a film of today relevant yet layered… it’s about relations, about extremely strong emotional attachment between mother and child, the love between a husband and wife, emotional companionship and respect between a mother and daughter-in-law, and the gratitude and friendship that two hurt souls seek in each other.
Set against a backdrop of an army family with their trials and tribulations. This is a movie that shows love, affection, support and I guess all these are my take away from the film.
What genres do you want to work on?
I have mostly done very serious kinds of roles that are quite challenging. It’s a dream of every actor to work on different kinds of roles because versatility is the thing that keeps an artist moving forward especially where people are ready to slot you in a particular kind of role. I would like to do few comedy films. I believe my sense of humor is quite good.
Lastly, what are your future projects?
Currently, I am promoting my upcoming film Fauji Calling. By end of March, I will start shooting for Bhaukaal 2 which is the MX Player series. Along with that, I am also shooting for few other interesting projects which I can’t reveal now.
Check out the official trailer of Fauji Calling…