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Wednesday , November 28 , 2012
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One Woman, three looks and many lives

Her hair neatly tied back, large-rimmed glasses and cotton kurta. Rituparna Sengupta is Rambhani, a dedicated homemaker, in Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay-Nandita Roy’s Aleek Sukh which hits the floors in December.

Elliptical red bindi, long hair left open, gorgeous silk saris.... Rituparna is Mrs Sen, an innocent wife to Rohit Roy in Agnidev Chatterjee’s next, Mrs Sen, which rolled yesterday.

Short-cropped hair, sleeveless short tops and capris define her look in Sudeshna Roy-Abhijit Guha’s comedy Biye Not Out (post-production stage).

“Yes, I’m putting in a lot of effort as far as my look in each of the three films is concerned,” Rituparna told t2 in between a workshop for Aleek Sukh.

“I think every actor has limitations. The same person gets to lead different lives on screen, always trying to make the characters appear convincing. I think looks play a major part in that. I had a very distinct look in Muktodhara... with lots of jewellery and the whole get-up. In Aleek Sukh I sport a no-make-up look while my look in Biye Not Out is very funky; and in Mrs Sen it’s traditional,” she explained.

And when it comes to sporting different looks, Rituparna is inspired by one of Bolly’s best in recent times: Kajol. “She has always worked on her look and that’s why she is one of the best. Remember her gawky look in the first half of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and then in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge she looked so sexy and pretty in saris and salwar kameez!”

Kushali Nag