KOLKATA, Mar 3: Making his debut in films, Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh will act in a Bengali movie with family friend and Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan.
Singh will play the role of a politician in Sesh Sanghat (Last Conflict). The story revolves around a beautiful girl from a poor family, played by Bachchan, who is exploited physically and mentally by a feudal lobby and joins insurgents who promise her justice, said the director of the film Ashok Visvanathan.
“Amarji gave a commendable performance. His dialogues in accented Bengali were in keeping with the character he plays and his long association with Kolkata also helped,” the director said.
Asked why Singh was chosen for the role, Visvanathan said people associated him with politics. “No one will be as convincing as him.”
The film is set in a village on the Bengal-Jharkhand border and also stars actor Jackie Shroff, Ashis Vidyarthi and Sabyasachi Chakraborty. Shroff plays the role of an IPS officer, who takes up the cause of the have-nots and finds out how politicians misuse their power. “I have not portrayed the characters in black and white. They are all human beings, having good as well as bad aspects,” the director said.