MY TUTOR: A wife, a teacher and a guardian, Rituparna Sengupta is all three rolled into one in Reshmi Mitra’s Mukti. Last week, the actress did a look test for the film (picture right). “I loved the script. It’s a female-oriented subject. I play Noyonika, a teacher who bonds in a beautiful way with her student Arko (played by newcomer Rajdeep),” said Rituparna.
“I have known Ritu for a very long time and always wanted to work with her. I was waiting to offer her something that only she could do justice to. Noyonika is a very strong woman. Her husband (Shilajit) drifts apart and is in a live-in relationship with another woman (Monami Ghosh). That’s when Noyonika develops a strange bond with her student. It’s not love, neither is it infatuation, she’s more like a guide to him. Noyonika guides Arko in every way a teacher can guide a student,” said Reshmi.
As Noyonika, Rituparna will sport silk saris and a neat look in Mukti. “Whatever films I sign now, I will put in a lot of effort in the look so that my audience gets to see me in different avatars. Reshmi and I had a lot of meetings to decide on the look. I think the neat look goes with Noyonika because she is a teacher.... The story is very complex and it has to be handled with expertise. I have faith in Reshmi,” smiled Rituparna.
Mukti rolls on the floors next week.
LITTLE MASTER: Locket Chatterjee and Dibyendu play parents to super-kid Roni (Kohinur Banerjee) in Indranil Banerjee’s Hit Roni Hit which hits the floors on Friday. “It’s a suspense thriller. Roni plays our son. He is brilliant — he hacks passwords and creates software at the drop of a hat! Things are great in the couple’s life and they are a happy family until Roni gets kidnapped and everything goes topsy-turvy,” said Locket.
Picture: Rashbehari Das