Actress Sushmita Sen, who was last seen on the big screen in No Problem (2010), is all set to start working on two projects this year. The first will be a Bengali film titled Jodi Emon Hoto (What if it had happened), which will be helmed by Rupali Guha, daughter of acclaimed director Basu Chatterjee. Reportedly, the actress loved the script and showed her interest in working on the project.
The film reportedly revolves around the relationship and equation between a man and a woman. If all goes well, chances are that the actress might co-produce the film as well. When contacted, Sen confirmed the same and stated, “I am waiting for Rupali Guha to make further announcements which she will as soon as she is ready. From my end, I have confirmed the film already.” Sen’s spokesperson too confirmed the same and added that there are chances that Sen will take up the rights of the film to remake it in Hindi.
On the Bollywood front, the actress is in talks with ad man-turned-director Prahlad Kakkar for his debut film, Happy Anniversary. When contacted, Kakkar confirmed that he has approached Sen for a pivotal role in the film. “We have discussed the script, spoken about the role and other details. However, the final copy of the script is still not ready, so it’s a little pre-mature to say anything. Let’s see how things work out. But, we have approached Sushmita and she has shown interest,” he stated.
Sen mentioned that she is interested in the project and is waiting for the final draft of the script, before she makes any official confirmation.
Big B to inaugurate Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
Amitabh Bachchan will inaugurate the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) on May 1 this year. While launching the festival along with brand ambassador, actress Vidya Balan, Minister for Innovation, Tourism and Major Events,and Employment and Trade Louise Asher said, “Films in 20 languages will be shown and we will have five free screenings at Federation Square. We have a stellar international guest list, starting with Amitabh Bachchan, who will open the festival on May 1. It will be an honour to have Bachchan here, just a year after he opened the Cannes Film Festival with his The Great Gatsby co-star Leonardo DiCaprio,” Asher added. Other guests include Konkona Sen Sharma, Vijay Krishna Acharya and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.