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2 city-based actors to debut in Hindi movie


Arnav Timsina and Arindita Kalita with singer Rekha Bhardwaj (centre).
 GUWAHATI, Jan 5 - City-based actors Arindita Kalita and Arnav Timsina are making their Bollywood debut with Bunker, directed by Jugal Raja, stated a press release issued here on Saturday.

The movie will try to bring out the emotional quotient of an army soldier’s life, and focuses on the lives of several Army officers serving the country.

Arindita, who has done several ad films, said, “I was looking beyond ad films and was approached to play the lead in Bunker. When I heard the script, I knew in my heart this was a role I had to play. The role of Swara Singh, the wife of Lt Vikram Singh allowed me to delve deeper into my character and play a range of emotions the character could have experienced.”

Arindita completed her Bachelors in Fashion and Apparel Designing from JD Institute in Delhi, and also did her Bachelors in Sociology. She has a Visharad degree in Bharatnatyam, and has over seven years of experience in the field of dance.

Arnav bagged the role of Sukhram in the movie. A chance meeting with director Jugal Raja while travelling in a local train in Mumbai enabled Arnav to bag the role. “The actor who was originally supposed to play Sukhram backed out. Jugal Raja, while scrolling the chats found my number and called me for a meeting late at night one day before shooting was supposed to start, and I was immediately selected for the role,” said Arnav.

Director Jugal Raja added, “Choosing Arindita was an automatic choice, as I knew she was perfect for the role. I explained the role to her and she knew what she had to bring to make the character alive. Arnav was a last-minute replacement in the film, but proved to be a blessing as he not only gave his 100 per cent but also played the part of Sukhram beautifully.”

National award winning singer Rekha Bhardwaj has lent her voice for a peace anthem Lautke Ghar Jaana Hai. Bunker will be releasing on January 17.

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