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I want to be a film director: Konkona


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Accolades may have followed Konkana Sen Sharma for her role in "Mr. and Mrs. Iyer", it may have earned her the best actress award, but direction is her calling in life.

In the capital for the shooting of "Amavas", Konkana told reporters about her plans for the future. She lacks ambition and wants to do what comes to her naturally, she said.

However, she said direction is her much-cherished dream that she eagerly awaits to come true.

Regarding the Sidharth Srinivasan directed "Amavas", she said she is ready to face more challenges to translate her talent into acting.

"It was my conscious decision to enter Bollywood," said Konkona, popularly known as Koko by her friends.

Daughter of much-acclaimed actor-director Aparna Sen, Konkona is not inclined to commercial films. "I can't do what doesn't interest me."

After going through "Amavas" script, she felt she could enliven the role offered to her.

Konkana portrays the character of a young medical student living with her friend in a rented bungalow in Delhi in the horror film.

When asked if she had specially prepared herself for the character, she answered: "not at all.

"In the case of 'Mr. and Mrs. Iyer', I attended a workshop in Chennai to familiarise myself with Tamil language and culture."

For "Amavas", she is doing her own bit of research to play the role according to the director's imagination.

"I am excited with the film as a whole rather than the character I play here," Konkona said, explaining the film enacts a psychological drama with the characters played by Victor Banerjee, Neena Gupta, Tara Sharma, Mahesh Manjrekar and herself.

The film is slated for release November-December this year.

Besides "Amavas", her forthcoming films include "Page 3" directed by Madhur Bhandarkar and "Ammu", a film based on NRIs.


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