Rituparna Sengupta to essay rape victim's mother
Bengali actress features in a mother-daughter relationship saga based on the aftermath of the Delhi gang rape case
The nationwide protests and rallies that followed the Delhi rape case now finds its way on to the big screen too. Bengali filmmaker Agnidev Chatterjee has begun work on a political thriller with actress Rituparna Sengupta. Though the film is being made in Bengali, efforts are on to release it with subtitles all over the country, in a bid to make women aware of their rights.
Rituparna is a well-known and award-winning Bengali film actress. She has not been as lucky though in her B-Town outings though and is best remembered in Chandan Arora’s Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh and in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji.
Says a source, “The film has just gone on the floors in Kolkata. It begins in the aftermath of the Nirbhaya case when people took to the streets all across India. The makers don’t want to cash in on the tragedy but are keen to sensitise people through their film — the reason they are also looking at dubbed versions in other languages too for a wider reach,”
Adds the source, “It is also a mother-daughter relationship saga. Besides it also takes a close look at the education system and student politics as well with Rituparna essaying the mother’s role.”
Chatterjee’s earlier films include Charuulata that dealt with extramarital affairs while Teen Kanya took on the plight of three women.
The source continues, “Rituparna feels this is the most challenging role of her career so far.”