For the love of craft: Dibyendu Bhattacharya recalls bleaching his hair for ‘Looop Lapeta !

Dibyendu Bhattacharya .

Dibyendu Bhattacharya recalls bleaching his hair for Looop Lapeta, says ‘I experienced a complete metamorphosis which helped me play the character’

The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming comedy thriller, Looop Lapeta came out just recently and it has got everyone’s attention and how. The movie features Tahir Raj Bhasin and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles along with an ensemble cast including Dibyendu Bhattacharya, who plays a pivotal role in the film.

It is safe to say that Dibyendu is everywhere and is doing great great work across the film and OTT space. In the movie, he plays the role of Victor, a deadly don.

He got talking about the experience shooting for the film, and tells us, ”The shooting experience was absolutely great, it is a different character – quirky, and very stylized, much like the director, who has a knack for these kind of films. It was a colorful and challenging character, and it was an ensemble cast, but every character has a beautiful presence. The biggest thing is that my hair was bleached for this movie. I had to struggle with this hair for over 6 months after the movie. I experienced a complete metamorphosis which helped me play the character more truthfully and it was also fun while doing it. It is interesting how getting into the skin of the character physically, reverses the process of characterization as you first get into the character with your outer physical appearance and then you do it internally instead of the opposite.”

About the popularity that this genre enjoys and the competition that exists, he says, ”Because of the quirkiness and the space in which the movie exists, it looks real at the end and exists in a space that makes reality look poetic. Everyone knows this is a homage to the cult classic Run Lola Run, and it has elements from the movie too. Though it is a completely fresh perspective, it creates a new zone. This genre is popular in the OTT space and it is a content specific medium and that’s where it works. We can’t experiment in mainstream films because we are scared to move past the run off the mill content and the medium also enjoys a wider audience than cinema at this point. Of course, there is a lot of competition, but the way the content is created, a lot of content around drugs, sex, gore, prevails and other times, we have desi comedies that work. However, this content is still fresh for the space.”

Dibyendu feels great to be doing all the work he has been doing. He has wrapped up for multiple projects in the recent times, including Khuda Hafiz Chapter 2, Undekhi 2, and a Bengali film titled Bonbibi.

Directed by Aakash Bhatia, produced by Sony Pictures Films India and Ellipsis Entertainment, the movie is supposed to premiere on February 4, 2022 on Netflix.


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