Raima Sen: I am open to new and challenging roles
Whether it’s signing a film or anything -- Raima Sen has been very selective and always chose to work in a movie which has some social connection.
Commenting on her choice of films, Raima said, “I am open to films which are aesthetically sound, with a good storyline under the mentorship of a virtuous director. Since I belong from a culturally-rich Bengali family, I am not restricted by any socio, political and cultural taboos. I have performed in ace director Late Rituparno Ghosh’s movie MEMORIES IN MARCH, which deals about homosexuality, and has received tons of accolades.”
Raima Sen is the daughter of ace actress Moon Moon Sen and granddaughter of Suchitra Sen, who was regarded as the Mahanayika of Bengali film industry and sister of actress Riya Sen.
Raima appeared in many critically-acclaimed movies such as NIL NIRJANE, CHOKHER BALI, ANTAR MAHAL, BONG CONNECTION among others.
“I am open to new and challenging roles, which I have never played onscreen. I have done a couple of Bollywood films such as PARINEETA, GODMOTHER etc. Since I balance two different industries, I chose the best of what I get I am happy doing so,” Raima further added.
Raima is coming up with her next political-romantic thriller Bollywood project ANYA THE OTHER, which is directed by Dr. Simmy Joseph. Raima will be seen opposite Atul Kulkarni and Bhushan Pradhan.
In the movie, Rama Sen’s character Divya is a documentary filmmaker who decides to sell her movie clips for an exchange of money to a newly floated national party. Anya tells the story of how a documentary movie team, who at the beginning were saleable products in the hands of power and money, transformed themselves at the end and decided to embark on a thorny path of truth for the betterment of society.
Praising her co-star Atul Kulkarni, Raima said, “He is a fabulous actor and it's always great to work with one, he helped me a lot while shooting.” She feels the movie will be a great hit as it has a good story and direction along with a bunch of talented actors.
Simmy, Director of ANYA said, “No doubt, Raima Sen is an amazing actress, who knows her job well. The character Divya was safe in her hands. During the shoot, she has been poised to an ambitious and self-confident journalist. It was a great experience to work with such a talented actress in the first film.”
ANYA is scheduled to release on May 2019.