September 8, 2010 02:44:30 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
Swati Sen, alumni of FTII, has just about entered the Indian film industry and has already won the Best Actress Award for her film, Sushil Rajpal's ANTARDWAND, which had won the National award.
She is the only actress in Bollywood this year who has achieved a 100% success rate in all the reviews. She was singled out for her perfectly pitched performance, as the female protagonist who emerges from the shadows of just being a mere pawn in the male dominated society in the hard hitting ANTARDWAND.
Swati Sen was inundated with SMS and congratulatory calls from the Industry for her acting of the highest order and has caught the attention of the directors who have an integrity to their craft. The doe-eyed Bengali is all set for a bright future ahead.
Looking at her brilliant performance, Anurag Kashyap & Imtiaz Ali has gone to the extent of calling her amongst the finest 'Actress' around. Whilst Anurag Kashyap in his blog has written "a stunning debutant from FTII acting batch called SWATI", Imtiaz Ali has been quoted as saying 'Simply Brilliant'.
She is already being compared to powerhouse of performance like Smita Patil, Chitrangada and Tabu. Post Konkana Sen Sharma, Swati Sen has emerged as an actress of repute and integrity and can truly lay claim to the mantle of an 'Actress' in Bollywood, unlike the candyfloss 'glam' babes of Bollywood, who are known for their star power 'antics', rather than their acting prowess.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Alumni boast of stalwarts like Resul Pookutty,Subhash Ghai, Mani Kaul, Nasiruddin Shah, Jaya Bhaduri, Shatrughan Sinha, Mithun Chakraborty, Adoor Gopal Krishnan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Raj Kumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Has Bollywood discovered another 'gem' from the hallowed portal of FTII ?