Actor-filmmaker Nandita Das says she is enjoying her time off acting and Hindi films but would love to make a full-fledged return in front of the big screen given that she gets an exciting script.
The actor was last seen in Onir’s film I Am, which released in 2011. Nandita is known for her intense and powerhouse performances in films like Earth and Fire.
“I have been into making a Hindi film (Manto). I am happy with how things are right now but I would love to get back to acting in Bollywood. I am waiting for a good script to come by,” Nandita told the reporters.
The multi-talented artiste is currently busy with the pre-production of her ambitious directorial venture, Manto. The film, based on the life of controversial writer Saadat Hasan Manto, stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role. Manto is a bi-lingual film, being made Hindi and Urdu. Nandita previously directed 2008 drama film Firaaq, which went on to gain critical acclaim.
She was speaking at the red carpet of the launch of Womenwill/today at Global Citizen India, hosted by Google and Global Citizen, a conference exploring game-changing ways we can erase gender gaps and accelerate prosperity.
Throughout India’s history, there have been women, who were pioneers, leaving their imprint on the country’s shared heritage and culture. As a part of the initiative, one can explore the narratives of some of these women on “Women in India: Unheard Stories”, a collection of artworks and virtual exhibitions spanning 2,500 years from 26 cultural institutions across the country.
Unveiling over fifty new virtual exhibitions with more than 1800 artworks, photographs and videos, the project throws a light on the contributions of women in the India’s culture – and captures stories of India’s ‘Unsung Heroines’.
Also present at the event was actor Freida Pinto, who lauded the initiative.