Actor and singer Plabita Borthakur

Actor and singer Plabita Borthakur has been able to find her feet in Mumbai after years of continuous hard work. Starting her journey from the small town of Duliajan in Assam, she has impressed many with her performances.

Among others, she has acted in ‘PK’, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, ‘Fuh Se Fantasy’, to name a few.

In an interview with The News Mill, Plabita says that nepotism is persistent in all professions but the tireless hard work finally makes the difference.

“More or less nepotism is pervasive to all professions of similar interests and background. The only thing is to retain and work hard to secure one’s spot for acceptance and appraisal in his or her profession,” Plabita says.

Plabita defines that versatility is the key strength of any artist and it is very evident from her diverse roles which she portrays on screen.

After working in a number of different roles, several other projects are in the pipeline for her.

One of her latest release is ‘Bombay Begums’, a Netflix original series directed by Alakrita Srivastava of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ fame and ‘Bornila Chatterjee’ where she shares a screen space with Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Amruta Subhash, Aadhya Anand among the central characters. “It’s an inspiring story of five women across generations and their struggles, desires, ethics and vulnerabilities to their own ambitions in a contemporary urban India,” she adds.

Some of her upcoming releases include ‘Doosra’, a feature film directed by Abhinay Deo.

It is a story of how cricket changed India through the eyes of a young girl, Tara played by Plabita. Yet another of her scheduled release is Saregama India Limited and Yoodlee Films ‘Chhote Nawab’, a movie directed by Kumud Chaudhary featuring Akshay Oberoi and Plabita as Fauzia as leads.

Plabita is quite optimistic of the fact how web content in India has driven people to select quality over quantity at the ease of fingertips. It is indeed a ray of hope for the struggling artist who juggles to fit into the contemporary world of art and cinema.

She believes having faith in oneself and working hard on one’s ambition by having one’s skill set can work as a positive aspect for an artist to grow and survive.

Her first digital debut was in a web series ‘Parchayee’ on Zee5 streaming platform. Recently she was seen in a crime drama thriller web series ‘Breathe: Into the Shadows’ directed by Mayank Sharma staring Abhishek Bacchan, Amit Sadh, Nitya Menon as the central characters.

In the series, Plabita portrays the role of Meghna Verma. She opines that her character was a very challenging one of an advertising official with a disability. Rather than being a victim, Meghna’s character is pragmatically cheerful and fun loving who lives life with a sense of courage and freedom standing on her own capabilities.

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About Ankita Kakaty


Ankita Kakaty is a research scholar at the department of business administration at Gauhati University in Guwahati


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