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EXCLUSIVE: Dibyendu Bhattacharya Talks About The Challenges He Faced Playing a Manglorean Character For 'Main Monica'

Dibyendu Bhattacharya spoke about how his show 'Main Monica' is fantastic, and he is happy to receive appreciation for his character.

BollywoodMDB Team | Updated On: Mar 3, 2023 08:21 PM IST

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EXCLUSIVE: Dibyendu Bhattacharya Talks About The Challenges He Faced Playing a Manglorean Character  For 'Main Monica'

Dibyendu Bhattacharya plays a role of a Mangalorean Udupi Shetty Anna, who runs a Dance Bar in Amazon Prime Video's series 'Main Monica'. He is well known for films like 'Black Friday', 'Dev.D', and 'Goal'. He also appeared in OTT projects like 'Sacred Games', 'Jamtara', 'Criminal Justice', 'Undekhi', 'Aar Ya Paar', 'Maharani 2', 'Rocket Boys', etc. He is receiving acclaim for his performance in this latest web series, 'Main Monica.'

Title Inspiration For Dibyendu Bhattacharya's Latest Web Series:-

Dibyendu Bhattacharya mentioned his web series title, "Main Monica, is a unique title. It's a name taken directly from R D Burman's popular song Monica oh my darling. The show is about the whole world chasing the enigmatic beauty Monica who is the talk of the entire town. It seems that each and every person wants her".

Dibyendu Bhattacharya Grabbing The Role Of Mangu Anna And Show's Plus Point:-

Dibyendu says,'' The plus point of the show is that the writers Ranjeet Chitrakar, Amber Wasi, and Paromita Ganguly are the producers themselves. This way, the production, and creative calls are taken in harmony. My association with them goes a long way back since 2018, when they were at the stage of conceptualizing the project and narrating the character of Mangu Anna to me.'' Dibyendu essays the character Mangu Shetty aka Mangu Anna, who owns a dance bar.

Monica And Mangu's Meeting To Lead Bar Business On Track:-

"Mangu Anna's dance bar isn't running well, and that's when he meets Monica because of whom the business gets back on track. Mangu has a past where he was once a dreaded gangster and now has mellowed down and settled to run the dance bar and live life peacefully. Not only is he struck by Monica's beauty and charm, but he also has immense respect for her as she associates her with Goddess Laxmi, who has brought prosperity to his business. The feeling he has for Monica is of love, respect, and awe, which is justified with his one-liner, 'acche ghar ki hai who.'"

Efforts Are Taken To Play The Role Of Mangalorean Mangu:-

Dibyendu mentions Mangu is a Mangalorean guy and speaks Tullu, or the Mangalorean language. He mentioned, "My prep was all about speaking the language and catching the essence of it. I have a few friends who are Shetty, and I talked to them. I did language-oriented prep work myself. For mangu, I had many sit downs discussions about detailed nuances of Mangu's character with Amber, Paromita, and Ranjeet about small habits, the past history of the character, what he wears, and what he eats. The details helped me Instill realism in the character as this was a kind of role that I hadn't done before and was looking forward to."

Dibyendu Shares A Memorable Incident From The Set Of Main Monica:-

He said when he was shooting outdoors, he dressed as Mangu sat outside. He said, "I was sitting in front of a house in Charkop, Kandivali, and waiting for the shoot to start. A transgender was walking by and complimented me smiling, 'Anna bahot acche lag rahe ho, bahot jach rahe ho. Aap bahot tarakki karoge'. She showered her blessings on me. This touched my heart and is a rare incident that I will always remember."

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