Road to Bollywood from Duliajan for Plabita Borthakur
Lights , camera and action – Plabita Borthakur lived by these words as she grew up.
Duliajan girl Borthakur after making a debut with Aamir Khan starrer PK, where she played Anushka Sharma’s younger sister, has of late grabbed headlines for sharing screen with actors like Konkona Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak in the widely acclaimed film Lipstick Wale Sapney.
“It was a great experience to get a chance to act in Lipstick Wale Sapney. I played one of the leads in the film. The movie chronicles the lives of four women who are in search of freedom. It was a great learning experience for me as an actor. I look forward to act in more such movies,” she said.
The film Lipstick Wale Sapney is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha. The film also stars Aahana Kumra along with Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora, Vaibbhav Tatwawdi and Jagat Singh Solanki. The film was screened in Tokyo International Film Festival and Stockholm International Film Festival this month and it bagged ‘The spirit of Asia’ Award by the Japan Foundation Asia Center. The film, internationally, was released as Lipstick Under My Burkha.
“Though I did my schooling in Duliajan, I spent the major part of my growing up years in Mumbai and have done graduation from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. Acting was always on my mind. I used to stand in front of a mirror and read out the dialogues. Since childhood, I participated in various stage shows and dramas. After completing my graduation, I did a diploma course from Barry John Acting Studio. All these could happen because of support from my parents – they have been very supportive,” she shared.
A popular face in the advertisement world, Borthakur also owns a band – Manu & Chow.
“I started to look out for work after completing my graduation. I started off doing advertisements and then one fine day, I bagged the role to play Anushka’s sister in PK. I act, sing and also compose songs with my other band members. We do live shows in Mumbai. I love what I am doing. My world revolves around acting, singing, jam sessions, dancing and travelling. Assignments and professional priorities keep me on my toes but no complaints. I am living my dream,” she added further.
Sharing her memories of working in director Raju Hirani’s PK, she said, “The whole team of PK was very good and very supportive. Anushka and Aamir are very easy to work with. Anushka has a friendly and easy going nature.”
I feel there are amazing directors and
actors in Assam. We need more enthusiasm from the Assamese audience. The producers will put in more money to make better films only when they know that people will watch it