Konkona's Bengal connect for 'Ek Thi Daayan'
Konkona Sen Sharma is well versed in the practices of witchcraft, thanks to her Kolkata upbringing
Konkona Sen Sharma’s upcoming film by Vishal Bhardwaj has a strong Bengal connect. The film, which is based on Koko’s dad Mukul Sharma’s book, dwells on the subject of witchcraft, a practice rampant in West Bengal.
Sources say that Mukul, being a writer, had picked up nuances of the practice of witchcraft after closely observing alleged witches. Konkona too grew up in Kolkata and is said to have an in-depth knowledge of the craft that helped her play her role in this film.
A source says, “Director Kannan Iyer was confident that Konkana would absorb the concept of the role very well.”
Iyer states, “The whole concept of the witches is a rural folklore and since everything around us is so urbanised, they seem to be a distant phenomena. Konkona was well versed with the whole idea of witchcraft.”
Koko plays a suspected witch in the film. According to the director, the actress gave several pointers to the team in terms of a witch’s style of walking, costumes and body language.