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Swastika Mukherjee wanted meaningful film for Bollywood journey

Swastika Mukherjee says she wanted a "meaningful" film and it could not have been bigger than this.

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Swastika said: “I started with TV and did lots of commercial films, but when this new age films trend started in Bengali film industry, I stopped doing commercial films and moved on to that kind of films.”

Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee, who is making inroads into Hindi movies with Dibakar Banerjee’s “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!“, says she wanted a “meaningful” film and it could not have been bigger than this.

Swastika told IANS: “I started with TV and did lots of commercial films, but when this new age films trend started in Bengali film industry, I stopped doing commercial films and moved on to that kind of films.”

“So, (I knew) if I am working in Bollywood, then it had to be in a meaningful film, which I should be proud of. I could not have asked for anything bigger than this.”

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“Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!”, releasing on Friday, features Sushant Singh Rajput as the protagonist.

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Swastika managed to land a role in the film after its makers held auditions in Kolkata and approached her.

“I was reluctant about it. Then I heard that it’s Dibakar’s film. So, the excitement was there. I gave my auditions and then I was waiting for a long time. Ultimately, I stopped thinking about it, but then finally after four to five months, I got a call from them.”