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Music on Tannishtha's mind

Tannishtha Chatterjee’s work in Brick Lane got her noticed in the English film fraternity back in 2007. Her next British acting venture is the upcoming big screen adaptation of Anna Karenina. The actress will be seen crooning an exclusive musical piece composed by Anoushka Shankar.

Tannishtha Chatterjee
Tannishtha Chatterjee

Incidentally, the film is directed by the celebrated sitarist’s husband Joe Wright who is known for Oscar-nominated films like Pride & Prejudice and Atonement both based on novels.¬†Shot in England for the most part, this project that stars Keira Knightley and Jude Law in the lead roles has Tannishtha playing a gypsy.

Anoushka Shankar
Anoushka Shankar

“To be frank, I’m having a cameo but my portrayal of a Romanian gypsy named Masha is of considerable significance. After all, Anna Karenina is like the Russian equivalent of Mahabharata. There are many too many characters in it, each guiding the storyline.”¬†Apparently, the actress bagged the role as “Joe knows her” and she just got a call from him. Talking about her character, Tannishtha is glad that she accepted the offer even though her screen time post-editing is quite minimal.

Joe Wright
Joe Wright

“I’m thrilled about playing someone with a colourful personality. Also, I’m singing the only musical piece Anoushka has created for the film. She composed a sweet lullaby for the film as the scene demanded it. It was a fabulously rich experience to share the platform with these inspirational achievers.”

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