Petite actor Ishaa Saha is back as Jhinuk in Durgeshgorer Guptodhon
The saying, ‘Good things come in small packages’ fits actor Ishaa Saha perfectly. The 28-year-old petite actor, who made her debut a couple of years back with the super hit Projapoti Biskut opposite newcomer Aditya Sengupta, is still remembered for her portrayal of Shaon, a suburban girl married to an urban middle-class family. Soon after, she was seen as Jhinuk in Dhrubo Banerjee’s Guptadhoner Sandhane. Her performance in Shieladitya Moulik’s Sweater has also been lauded by audiences. And now, she’s back in Jhinuk’s avatar in the second film of the Sona Da franchise, Durgeshgorer Guptodhon.
A lawyer by profession, Ishaa discovered the actor in her when she was spotted by an executive producer and was selected for an audition. “I went out of curiosity and got selected for a mega serial,” recalls Ishaa. Indulge caught up with the chirpy actor on a busy weekday afternoon. Excerpts from the chat:
You are back as Jhinuk, in Durgeshgorer Guptodhon...
Yes, and this time, both Jhinuk and Abir pick up from where the last movie ended. They are in love now, and are more committed to each other. There’s less of the leg-pulling and more of romance. But since it’s a family movie, it’s more of a pristine pure love.
Your movie Sweater got some great feedback too...
I was thrilled to see myself in the poster, and I must be lucky to get such an author-backed lead role. Sweater’s plot resonated both with the young and the old audiences.
What other films are you working on?
I will start shooting from this month-end for Anjan Kanjilal’s movie, Sohobahse. I am also doing a Bengali romantic web series for Voot. I’d love to portray a serious character with dark shades, someday.
Fashion: I love wearing saris, dresses, T-shirts and jeans. Since I was a lawyer black, blue and white colours usually surrounded me, but now that I get to experiment with looks, bright colours have found a place in my wardrobe.
Fitness and diet: I’m more of a gym person. I eat all kinds of food but in moderation. Biryani is my all-time favourite dish.