Guwahati: Assamese actor Urmila Mahanta will be sharing the screen with Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee in her new film, Dial 100, directed by Rensil D’Silva. A Zee5 original movie premiering on the platform from August 6, the film also stars Neena Gupta and Sakshi Tanwar in the lead.
Urmila expressed herself in a Twitter post sharing the motion poster of the film, “So happy to be part of this awesome project! Thank U @RensilDSilva Sir @BajpayeeManoj @neena_gupta #SakshiTanwar @sonypicturesin @sonypicsfilmsin @siddharthpmalhotra @vivekkrishnani @alchemyfilmsprivatelimited @zee5 @ZEE5MENA @ZEE5_EUROPE @sapnamalhotra01”
Presented by Sony Pictures Films India and Alchemy Films, the film is described as a suspense thriller about a single night in a Mumbai Police Call Center when an emergency call changes everyone’s life. Mahanta, who plays the role of a police officer in the control room that receives the mysterious call, also shared the trailer of the film on Twitter.
Speaking to EastMojo about her experience of working in the film alongside Manoj Bajpayee, Urmila said, “The experience was great, and the film provided me with the opportunity to learn from one of the finest actors of our times, that is Manoj Bajpayee”.
She considers Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Manoj Bajpayee as some of the best acting talents of Bollywood and her inspiration. “Nawazuddin knows how to handle and tackle different characters, and I had the chance of working with him earlier”.
Urmila Mahanta starred alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the 2015 film Manjhi-The Mountain Man.
“…and now the dedication of Manoj Bajpayee, his continuous experiments with himself in every shot and his helpful approach towards his co-actors has inspired me further”, the actress added. However, she laments not getting the chance to meet the late actor Irrfan Khan.
A graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Urmila Mahanta hails from Sonapur in Assam and has also worked in plays, films, television series and short films in several languages, including Assamese, Hindi, Tamil and Bengali. She was last seen in R. Balki’s Pad Man.
Some of her upcoming projects include Munna Ahmed’s Xubala, Prasant Saikia’s Guwahati Diaries, Manjuri Borkotoky’s Across The Paddy Field among others.
“I can’t reveal much more about Dial 100 and my character right now because it’s a suspense thriller, but I have tried my best in it, and I hope that people will enjoy it”, Urmila said.
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