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By SHE'S READY TO BE MOU, RATNA AND KADAMBARI - MEET BUSYBEE RAIMA SEN Kushali Nag What kind of roles should Raima do now? Tell
  • Published 23.12.11

Raima Sen is on a roll. Having just finished shooting for two films, she has signed on three more.

“I have signed Kaushik Ganguly’s Shabdo and Saibal Mitra’s Tokhon Kuasha Chhilo,” says Raima. “I have finished Shekhar Das’s psychological thriller Ekti Rahasya Galpo and Subrata Sen’s Koyekti Meyer Galpo where I have a guest appearance.”

Moon Moon Sen’s daughter is also thrilled about Abosheshey (directed by Aditi Roy) picking up the NETPAC Award at the International Film Festival of Kerala. “I play Nandini Dasgupta, a doctor, and the confidante of Roopa Ganguly (the central character) in Abosheshey,” Raima reveals.

In Shabdo, Raima plays Ritwick Chakraborty’s (Tarak) wife Ratna. “I haven’t read the script yet but from whatever I heard about the film from Kaushikda I found the concept very interesting.” Shabdo revolves around Tarak, a Foley artiste in films who faces a crisis.

“I felt Raima would fit the bill because she has very expressive eyes and is one of the better actresses we have now,” says Kaushik. Shabdo also stars Churni Ganguly as Sathi, a psychiatrist, and Victor Banerjee, who plays a professor.

In Tokhon Kuasha Chhilo, Raima plays Mou, an “enigmatic character” in a relationship with Koushik Sen. Dhritiman Chaterji plays her father. “Raima has a certain duality in her face. She has innocent eyes which is what is required to play Mou. But Mou is complicated too. I am not saying Raima is like Mou (laughs), but she is a perfect match for the character,” says Mitra, whose film is based on Syed Mustafa Siraj’s novel.

Shabdo rolls on the floors from December 25 and Tokhon Kuasha Chhilo in end-January.

But the crowning glory? Rituparno Ghosh’s documentary on Rabindranath Tagore! “I play Tagore’s sister-in-law Kadambari Devi (also known as Kadambini Devi). That’s the project I am most excited about. I was dying to be a part of a period piece after Noukadubi (she played Hemnalini in Rituparno’s film based on the Tagore novel).”

So, when does busybee Raima get the time to unwind? “I de-stress on the sets, it’s in between shoots that I unwind. I love shooting!” she smiles.