The 32-year-old actress has delivered some major hits in Tollywood with films like 'Baishe Srabon' and 'Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish'. "It is an untitled film having six gangsters and the sole female lead that is me. It is being made by new director Nitin Shinghal who had assisted Pradip Sarkar in Parineeta," Raima told in an interview.
She said the film unit will shoot in the hills of Dehradun and Mussorie. "I feel very comfortable to work with Nitin who is ever brimming with new ideas," she said. The actress will also be seen opposite John Abraham in 'I, me Aur Main' which will be released soon.
Raima is very happy about Anurag Basu's film 'Barfi!' has been selected for Oscars. She calls it as one of the most interesting films she has seen in recent times and considers the character played by Priyanka Chopra as her dream character.
"Yes, Barfi will remain one of my all-time favourites and the character of Jhilmil is the one I would have loved to portray," she said. "Jhilmil will ever remain my dream role," beautiful Raima, grand daughter of legendary actress of yesteryears Suchitra Sen, added.
Coming to her first documentary fiction on Tagore's life by Rituparno Ghosh where she plays his sister-in-law Kadambari, Raima said, "It is one role I loved doing for many reasons. I loved the way he etched out Kadambari's character and I loved the period look one has to flaunt including the heavy jewellery items."
"From Chokher Bali to Noukadubi, I loved the period look and dresses and jewellery. For kadambari, Ritu (Rituparno Ghosh) showed me the works of Kadambari for reference points, also on how she dressed and carried herself," Raima said.
About her role in national award winner 'Abosheshey', which also won an award at the Thiruvananthapurm film festival, Raima said she would play Nandini, who lives next door to the flat of Suchismita, and her son comes to know a great deal about his mother from Nandini.
"So my character is pivotal to the unfolding of the story and I found director Aditi Roy's handling the story very refreshing with an emotional overtone," she said. Raima, who has turned up in other yet-to-be released films by Mainak Bhowmik's 'Maach Misti & More', chick flick 'Ami Ar Amaar Girlfriend' and Parambrata Chattopadhya's 'Haoa Badal', said she would spend a greater part of her time now in Bengal as she would be featuring in two more Bengali films.
"I will act in Kaushikda's (Ganguly) 'C/O Sir' and another film with Anjan Dutta soon," she said. Raima, who was chosen as its icon by global diamond giant Rio Tinto here for the first time epitomising grace, beauty and aristocracy, said though she usually preferred to take her mother along while buying jewellery, she loved platinum. "As I said, I would love to do more period pieces where I can flaunt those heavy jewellery designs," she said.
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