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I am what I am because of the mainstream cinema: Prosenjit

I am what I am because of the mainstream cinema: Prosenjit
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The 53-year-old actor - who has ruled the Bengali film industry for the past three decades and has starred in more than 350 films - says what drives him now is the need to be part of projects in which content is the king.

"Mainstream cinema will always be there. I am what I am because of the mainstream cinema. But I think the time has come when actors are looking for good content. Even superstars like Salman Khan is doing a film like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Shah Rukh is doing Fan, which is an acting based film. Akshay is doing something like Airlift," Prosenjit told PTI.

"The change has begun. Mainstream actors are doing some good work and even young actors are choosing content. If cinema is good, then people start talking about it. Today's
generation wants entertainment, but they also desire good content," he said.


Prosenjit, whose last Hindi film outing was Dibakar Banerjee's 2012 film Shanghai, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming Bollywood project Traffic directed by late filmmaker Rajesh Pillai, which also stars Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Shergill, Sachin Khedekar and Divya Dutta.  


The Bengali superstar says Traffic is unique as it not only stars Bollywood actors but also talents from Marathi, Bengali and Punjab.

Traffic will hit theatres on May 6.

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