DIBYENDU BHATTACHARYA (Bilal)

DIBYENDU BHATTACHARYA

Also a graduate of the National School of Drama, Dibyendu Bhattacharya was awarded Best Actor by IPTA (Indian People's Theatre Association) in 1993. He has played leading and supporting roles in more than fifty plays and almost twenty films including, Dev D, Black Friday, Monsoon Wedding, the Academy Award nominated, Kavi, Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children and Soul of Sand that was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam and MoMA.

Dibyendu was also hired as an Acting Coach for Vikram Aditya Motwane's Udaan which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Why Do Pahar?

Most of my decisions, in acting and in life are driven by instinct. I liked the story. I liked Bilal. And in a two character film, if Rohini Hattangady is the other actor, then it is an opportunity, impossible to turn down. When Shazia and Sharifa came to me with their script, I saw two honest, sincere people who really wanted to make a good film and I said yes.