I had to be mentally prepared shooting barefoot & topless in 57 degrees of Rajasthan”, Ritwik Bhowmik on shooting for “Bandish Bandits”

29 . Jul . 2020
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Amazon Prime Video recently announced the highly awaited all-new Amazon Original Series Bandish Bandits which will be available to stream from 4th August, 2020. Produced and created by Amritpal Singh Bindra and directed by Anand Tiwari, the all-new Amazon Original Series is set in Jodhpur and tells the story of two young musicians, hailing from contrasting backgrounds. The show stars Ritwik Bhowmik and Shreya Chaudhry along with Naseeruddhin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Sheeba Chaddha in other pivotal roles. Bandish Bandits also features an exciting original soundtrack, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who are also making their digital debut with this show

In Bandish Bandits, Ritwik plays the character of a Sangeet Samrat aspirant who has to undergo the toughest ritual of Shudhikaran and stay in isolation. Ritwik shares, “There wasn’t any physical transformation or training for Radhe’s character. However, I was asked to be mentally prepared to shoot 3 days sequence in the scorching heat of 57 degree Celsius. I was barefoot and topless while shooting the entire scene. We kept on doing it with a smiling face knowing the fact that something great was coming our way.

He further narrated, “Before starting to shoot, makers asked me to run every day to make it look natural in the show. This made me look a bit more exhausted. I wasn’t demanded to follow gym and routine diets like any other lead actor. However, I believe I have become a much more disciplined person after playing Radhe’s character.”


Bandish Bandits follows the story of Radhe and Tamanna. Radhe is a singing prodigy determined to follow in the classical footsteps of his grandfather. Tamanna is a rising pop sensation desperate to become India’s first international popstar. Radhe’s world is turned upside down when he falls in love with Tamanna. Torn between helping her achieve superstardom and staying true to his own music and his family’s legacy, will he succeed in juggling both at the risk of losing everything he has?

Watch the ravishing Jugalbandi between Tamanna and Rade in Bandish Bandits starting August 4 only on Amazon Prime Video