Rituparna's regret: not been able to be in planned film of
Rituparno Ghosh
    Kolkata, Oct 9 (PTI) Tollywood actress Rituparna
Sengupta has said it would remain a lifetime regret for her
that ace director Rituparno Ghosh had planned a film with she
being in a pivotal role, but the movie did not happen due to
his untimely death.
    Rituparna had acted in two films of Ghosh - 'Dahan'
(1997) and 'Utsav' (2000) - and won the national award for
best actress along with Indrani Haldar for 'Dahan'.
    "Ritu-da (Ghosh) had planned another film with me in
an important role. He had narrated the storyline to me. But
with his untimely death, that film will never happen. It will
remain a lifetime regret," Rituparna told PTI.
    Ghosh died after suffering a cardiac arrest in 2013 at
the age of 49.
    Describing herself one who is hungry for characters
with different shades, Rituparna said, "I think I have just
been able to complete half of the roles I had wanted to
portray. Another half of my dream roles still remain
unrealised," said the actress who debuted with 'Shet Pathorer
Thala' (1992).
    Rituparna said her three films - 'Limelight', 'Parcel'
and 'Bidrohini' - are ready for release, while another two -
'Belasuru' and 'Datta' - are yet to be completed.
    In 'Limelight' by Reshmi Mitra, which is awaiting a
mid-November release, Rituparna plays a double role. Apart
from playing the role of heroin, she is essaying the character
of a junior artist.
    "My portrayal of both the characters have been
inspired by persons I know but the film is fictional having no
resemblance with any real-life actress," she said.
    Rituparna is also enthusiastic about 'Datta', a fresh
screen adaptation of Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay's classic
    "The period-piece has been partially shot. It is a
woman-centric film and the theme is still relevant in the
present times," she said. PTI SUS

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