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Bengali actress Rituparna eyeing Bollywood

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Oct 24 (UNI) National Award winning actress Rituparna Sengupta, who has conquered millions of hearts in her home state, is making her mark in Bollywood.

She already has a few films in her kitty. Presently she is shooting for 'Gauri - The unborn' opposite Atul Kulkarni and Anupam Kher, which is being produced by R Mohan whose earlier films as a producer include Chandni Bar and Gardish.

''I'm so glad working with the hit-combo of Chandni Bar, Atul and R Mohanji. It's a very challenging role and I'm looking forward to the release of the film,'' said the actress.

In 'Saab Chai Paani,' Rituparna is cast opposite Sonu Sood and the film is directed by Manish Sood, the writer of Sarkar, D ).

''Manish is very talented and doesn't compromise on the quality of shots. He is energetic and efficient. And Sonu is such a dedicated actor ... unfortunately I didn't get to work with Om Puri in the film. I really admire his work,'' she said.

She will also be seen in national award winning director Ujjwal Chatterjee's film based on a Rabindranath Tagore's novel, starring Ashmit Patel, Jackie Shroff and Anuj Shawney.

Further more, to prove the fact that acting transcends boundaries, she will be working in an English film 'Hidden' opposite British stage actors Samuel Risby, Stuart Parker and Akshay Walker, which according to her is a suspense drama with romantic interludes.

''I've done a lot of Bengali films with internationally acclaimed directors like Aparna Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta and Sandip Ray. But additionally, I want to transcend boundaries as an actress. I want to create a niche in both commercial and art films.

In fact it's fun to do the dance routine and running around trees bit.'' Insiders say that she will also be doing a film with Madhaven titled 'Neecha Aasman'. The film would be directed by acclaimed director M S Sathyu.

She has also recently shot opposite Rahul Bose, Raima Sen in 'Anuranon' a first Bengali film shot in London.

Rituparna is looking forward to working with Kay Kay Menon and will make an announcement to this effect soon. Besides she has 'UNNS' readied for release where she plays a glamourous role of a Model who's soft spoken, vulnerable and has an extra-marital affair.

Besides acting, Rituparna is also into dance performances.

She performs every year on Tagore's songs with her troupe Bhavana Aaj O Kaal. She is also open to item numbers like 'Kajra Re', she said.


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