Nandita Das pens a script for Australian producer

The actor will also write and direct a period drama

Written by Farida Khanzada | Mumbai | Published: August 1, 2014 1:00 am
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Nandita Das, who will be seen in the conceptual remake of Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai as the character Stella, is excited as the film is all set for release. “My role as Stella is seen in multiple characters but it is not like what we understand as double or quadruple roles. Presently the director is looking for distribution. The real struggle for indie films doesn’t end with making it,” rues the actress.
Meanwhile, Das who had earlier penned the script for her debut directorial Firaaq and the play Between The Lines, has been signed to pen a script for Australian producer Robin Kershaw (producer of Bran Nue Dae and Save Your Legs). The story shall chart an Indian woman’s journey to West Australia. “I can’t reveal the story yet. All that I can say is that at the core, it is a human story of relationships and has the potential of being layered with respective cultural milieus, social history and politics of its people. All of this is of great interest to me,” says Das. While, she has to submit the first draft of the script by mid-2015, there is also talk about her directing or acting in the film. However, she plans to take a call once she finishes writing, she says. The film will be co-produced by Dalip Sondhi of Desert Silk Pictures (a production company formed by Sondhi, Simon Devlin and J Barrey Williams).
Post that, the actress shall also start work on a story that she has in mind, a period drama which she will also direct.


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