Bhanu Uday Goswami: “Rudrakaal has been the most challenging role of my career so far”


Bhanu Uday Goswami was recently seen in ‘Ludo’ (2020) in an interesting role and he’s currently starring in Hotstar’s ‘Rudrakaal’. caught up with the actor about the web-series and more.


You’re currently being seen in ‘Rudrakaal’. How did you find playing this role?
Rudrakaal has been physically and mentally the most challenging role of my career so far. This is because I firstly had to physically put on 10 kgs for this part. Because of the excess weight, I got injured in the stunts and, since it’s an action based show, everyday was some wear and tear. We did a lot of action sequences. So it’s been really a tough role for me to play.

This role is one you’ve taken in series format after some time. Was this a conscious choice?
Yes, it was a conscious decision because I have always made choices in my career and never worked just for the sake of working or any other reason besides the excitement that a particular project generates in me. So if a project excites me, I do it. It was same with the Rudrakaal as I was excited about the show, the people involved and all of that. Also, one thing which was very exciting was that it was a finite series and that I always wanted to do.

What did you find most appealing about ‘Rudrakaal’?
Like I said you know the people involved, whole team, my role which was absolutely beautifully written with lots of layers and shades to play. Just the fact that it is a very well-made finite show, I found all of that very exciting and hence decided to be a part of it.

You were also a part of ‘Ludo’ last year which has been appreciated by the audience. What was it like being a part of a multi-starrer?
Ludo was a wonderful experience for me as I had worked with Anurag Basu sir few times earlier and, whenever they ask me to come, I don’t even ask what my role is. It was the same with Ludo. It was a great experience working with such a wonderful cast and I had a great time shooting for it.

Do you have a preference in terms of series or film formats?
My only preference is doing great work irrespective of the format or medium whether TV, film or OTT. The work should be great and the intention of the people doing the work should be to make great work. Though sometimes the work might not turn out great but, if the intention is good, you will surely learn some lessons. So my only preference is great work.

What would be your dream role, which you haven’t yet been offered?
I have been very fortunate in terms of the roles that have been offered in my career so far. So I have no dream role in that sense because I have played a lot of roles. If at all a dream role then it would be something like a King Lear or maybe Hamlet but that I would love to explore on stage in theatre.

What’s coming up next?
Lots of great work coming up next. I have just wrapped up a series for Amazon Prime and I have a huge film coming up. So I’m very excited for all that.

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