Singer Babul Supriyo is now looking at making his B-Town debut as an actor. He features in debutant Sameer Tiwari’s upcoming film. Babul has acted “It is a comedy, something I love, with great actors like Paresh Rawal, Arshad Warsi and Jaaved Jaffrey,” says Babul. “It’s a short and sweet role. I am sure I will enjoy the stint more so because it is being produced by my dear friend Bhola Malviya.”
Babul enjoys being in front of the camera as much as being in a music recording studio. “Acting is not my bread and butter so I remain pretty relaxed about it.”
Most singers who have turned actors have proved to be disasters. But Babul states, “I don’t wish to comment on anyone else. I am doing it because I enjoy acting. I am not too ambitious about proving anything to anyone hence the scare factor does not exist.”
He landed a role in the Bengali film Chander Bari (2007) when director Tarun Majumdar casually asked him to act. He later went on to do two more Bengali films — Hitlist (2009) and Ogo Bodhu Sundari (2010).
On the singing front, his stage shows keep him busy. “If Bollywood has settled for mediocre singers who sound great when aided with singing-aid softwares, it is not my problem. That’s why most great singers are almost out of work. But it’s not the end of the world. Gaane gaane pe likha rehta hai gaanewaale ka naam. Whenever a good song is meant to come my way, it will and I shall sing it.”