Interview With The Actress Pooja Hazarika from Khel
Pooja Hazarika a charming new face made her entry to Jollywood with the movie Khel – The Game, has shared some experiences and moments of her life with us. She is smart and a very talented young girl. Her most sensational x-factor is her sweet smile.
Hello Puja welcome to Creativica. So a new charm in the Jollywood, how does it make you feel after portraying Maya in Khel?
Khel is the biggest inspiration of my life and Maya will always be the loveliest and memorable portrayal of mine on screen. I never aimed to become an actress. I was always busy with my studies, truly boring by nature, less talkative and didn’t have any friends. Perhaps, after completing my graduation, the sudden craze and love of mine in the artistic world dragged me into this platform and inspired me to move on with whatever life teaches us to move with but in the best possible way with hard work and self-belief. Khel taught me that actually sometimes the roads of our life take a U-turn and place us there where life actually wants us to be.
You have got a big break with Khel, tell us how did you come up to the project?
My selection for Khel is a boon in my life. In the year 2014, I came in touch with Mallika baa (photographer Mallika Buragohain) who one fine evening called me up and said that Mr. Ashok Kumar Bishaya, the renowned Assamese filmmaker is going to make a film and searching for a new face to cast. So she suggested me to go for the interview. As per the procedure, I went for the interview. I can’t express my happiness when for the first time I met Bishaya Sir and Ankur da (Ankur Kumar Bishaya) who took my interview and again next day I was called when Nikumoni Baidew (actress Nikumoni Boruah) interviewed me. After two days, they called me and said that I was selected. I jumped in joy and had a shower of happiness. I am really grateful to Bishaya Sir, Nikumoni Baidew and Ankur da for selecting me for the role of Maya.
Tell us about your experience working with the actress Barsha Rani Bishaya and other well-known senior actors-actresses from the industry.
Had a great experience working with so many genius actors and actresses. Barsha baa is an amazing actress and it was really very nice working with her. I am really grateful to God that I got the chance to work as a debut actress in Ashok Kr. Bishaya’s film and I am lucky enough to work with so many great senior actors-actresses including Jayanta Das Sir, Nikumoni Baidew, Madhurima Baidew, Ankur da and Barsha baa.
Who have inspired you most in your life?
What’s your opinion on choosing acting as a career in the Assamese film industry?
Acting is and will always be a beautiful part of my life. But I feel, in this industry, acting as a career is not that easy because so many new talents have come up. So it has become very much competitive.
What are your upcoming projects?
Not so many projects in hand, but I will be doing some video songs, the details of which I can’t reveal now.
We’ve heard that you are also perusing M.A in Mass communication, so tell us what makes you choose Mass Communication for master?
Yes, I am pursuing Mass Communication. Mass Communication is a very good and interesting subject. It really polishes one’s communication skill. Moreover, it will also definitely help me in my acting career improving my communication skill and will also open a door for me to join the media industry in which also I am very much interested to work.
Share some of your good moments during the shooting of Khel.
I have so many wonderful and memorable moments during the shooting of Khel. The most memorable moments were during the shooting of the two songs Tumake Kaxorote and Boga Boga Gaale. Tumake Kaxorote was shot in the winter in Meghalaya when I had to romance with my hero wearing a chiffon saree with a sleeveless blouse and on the other hand, Boga Boga Gaale was shot in the red hot days of summer when I had to dance and romance in the sun. Moreover, the first day of my shooting will always be a memorable one. That day I was completely covered up with nervousness but Ankur da and Barsha baa encouraged me a lot and I tried my best to give shots.
What would you say about the present condition of this industry after your movie got released? Also, tell us, what are the present audience choices of watching a regional film?
Being a newcomer, I can’t comment on the present condition of the industry. I can only say that the condition of any business or industry depends on both the seller and the consumer. The seller should sell the good and valuable products and should know the right process of selling it and the consumer should also have the eagerness to buy the product and enjoy it. Only then, an industry or a business can see the face of success.
The audience always wants all the ingredients of entertainment in a film which can make a film must watch. They want comedy, tragedy, romance, fun and music in a single package. So, our regional films should have the capacity to provide full-on entertainment to attract the audience. Here I want to say that Khel contains all these ingredients and can entertain the audience to the fullest and can remove from their minds the wrong thoughts (if any) regarding Assamese films. Thanks to Rajdweep daa (who wrote Khel) for creating such a nice piece of entertainment.
Thank you Pooja for giving us your valuable time. We wish you all the best for your upcoming days.
Thanks Team Creativica.