Sanjeev Buragohain
Buragohain (R) with Zubeen (L)

Guwahati, September 10, 2019:

Sanjeev Buragohain, the Head of the Department of Acting in Jagiroad College in Assam, recently came to prominence after starring in a key-role in Zubeen’s ‘Kanchanjangha’ as Ram, a chandal, who epitomizes destruction.

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He has been associated with the heartthrob for the past several years, and was the Assistant Director of his ‘Mission China’.

“I was also supposed to assist him in his latest venture ‘Kanchenjunga’, but eventually ended up only acting”, he told Inside Northeast. He further adds that working with Zubeen’s team feels like “home” for him.

His greatest challenge while shooting for ‘Kanchenjunga’? Dancing. “I have never had an interest in dancing, so I was mortified when I asked to dance. I was encouraged by Zubeen da to dance, in front of the temple, at 3 am in the wee hours. It was awkward to say the least, he laughs.

He also reveals another interesting anecdote from the film.”While shooting the climax of the film, in a scene in which star Zubeen’s hand emerges from underneath the ground, we were using artificial rain. And suddenly, it started raining for real. That was a surreal experience”, he remembers.

He further adds that his character bears a striking resemblance to Shiva, the Hindu God of destruction. “My character’s theme is the process of rejuvenation or re-birth after destruction”, he affirmed.

“Lastly, we would like to thank everyone for supporting the movie and Assamese cinema”, Sanjeev Buragohain says.

Zubeen’s ‘Kanchanjangha’, which is the musical heartthrob’s second directorial venture has set the cash registers ringing in Assam.

Garima Garg told Inside Northeast that the viewers have warmed to the film and thanked the audience for turning out in huge numbers to watch the film. “Our film has collected Rs. 40 lakhs on the first two days, and it collected an unprecedented Rs. 59 lakhs on Sunday. Even Monday was historic, as the collections touched Rs. 39 lakh, which is unheard of for a weekday in Assam”, she informed.

Garima further added that she was encouraged by the fans and even received some ‘constructive criticism’ from her well-wishers.

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