Odia actor Jiban Panda is all set to make his Bollywood debut with a crime-drama film titled ‘One Day: Justice Delivered’, where he will share screen space with Anupam Kher and Zareen Khan among others.
One Day is basically a suspense thriller film. There are lot of twists and turns in the movie. The film, which also stars Mahie Gill, Zarina Wahab, Rajesh Sharma and Kumud Mishra among others, is being directed by Ashok Nanda and will release later this year.
Jiban Panda, who has carved a niche for himself in the Odia film and TV industry for portraying comic characters, is playing a very serious role in the upcoming film. “I am essaying a Muslim man who has a hotel in Ranchi and the story revolves around me and my friend, another hotelier from Kolkata,” said the actor.
When asked how he landed up the Bollywood film, Panda said: “It was a sheer luck and surprise. One day I got a call from the director himself asking me whether I will be interested playing a part in his upcoming film. Then I was asked to send some pictures and a video clip which finally helped them to select me for the part,” he revealed.
Jiban Panda, the son of late veteran actor Radha Panda (1967-1987), has acted in over hundered films and thirty TV serials in Odia, Bengali and other languages. He has a sizeable fan following and had the audience in splits with his impeccable comic timing.
Having stepped into movies with the role of a transgender in Panchu Pandaba in 1989, Panda went on winning many awards such as Chalachitra Jagat Awards for odia films ‘Sanju Aau Sanjana’, ‘Abhimanyu’ and ‘Pilata Bigidigala’.