“It takes time for some people to get noticed. I had to wait for 10 years for recognition” says actor Satyajeet Dubey

Satyajeet Dubey: “The recognition was long due. The love I am receiving is overwhelming. A lot of people are paying attention to me.”

Satyajeet Dubey is excited that his OTT debut Mumbai Diaries 26/11 has been well received. He is glad that his character, Ahaan Mirza, also was appreciated. He reviews how he met filmmaker Nikhil Advani who shared the script with him and says, “Jo screen pe hai, woh behtar hi hai. On the script level, I felt it was a compelling story that I had to be a part of it. I am glad it turned out so well.”

The actor first appeared in Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011), and featured in films including Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat (2015), Kerry on Kutton (2016) and Prassthanam (2019). He adds, “OTT’s been in India for 3-4 years and boomed since 2020, but sometimes you have to wait for the right kind of role. I didn’t want to be part of projects for the heck of it or for visibility. Even when I don’t have many choices, I don’t mind waiting for the right project or turning down the ones that don’t work for me. Your choices make your career.”

He concedes that though he has done movies, of all shapes and sizes, he never got such a reception as he did for Mumbai Diaries 26/11. “The recognition was long due. The love I am receiving is overwhelming. A lot of people are paying attention to me. I have been at it and doing my work. My artistic integrity and sincerity has been the same for all my projects. I guess, at times, it takes time for some people to get noticed. I had to wait for 10 years for recognition. It has been quite a journey. I hope filmmakers exploit the talent that I have to offer.”

 

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