Rajeev Siddhartha has been acing all his roles in the digital space. His powerful performances in Romil and Jugal, Kaushiki and Four More Shots Please garnered him recognition. Recently, the actor starred in ALTBalajis Bekaaboo, an adaptation of Novoneel Chakrabortys Black Suits You. The erotic thriller also stars Priya Banerjee and Madhu Sena in the lead roles.
Rajeev recently spoke exclusively to indianexpress.com about the show, his career and future assignments.
Excerpts from the conversation:
How has been the feedback to Bekaaboo?
When we were working on the show, we knew we were onto something special. The energies of the creative people involved were just something else. And I am so happy about the response. It has been great and people just loved the show. Even friends from school and college who were not in touch got back sharing how much they enjoyed Bekaaboo.
But from the trailer, it looked like too bold a series to watch.
I really dont think so. See, its the story of an erotica writer and it had to have that angle. Its wrong to judge a show by just its trailer. People have been amazed by the twists and turns in the show and havent really talked about the bold content. Bekaaboo has a very powerful storyline and trust me, it will shock you. Its much more than the intimate scenes. Even though I read the scripts many times and did the dubbing, every time I watch it, I am at the edge of my seat. And I am so proud that we managed to do that with the audience.
Did you also read the book as part of your preparation?
No, my director told me not to read it as he wanted me to play it as per my understanding. Also, the script was good enough homework for me. It was thorough, detailed and written beautifully.
How did you and Priya break the ice before performing the intimate scenes?