Rituparna Sengupta’s Ahaa Re was screened at the Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival. The film that talks about how food brings two unlikely individuals close won her acclaim.
Talking about the festival, Rituparna said, “It’s good to see how good scripts are floating and films are evolving with time. But, I feel we need to take more initiative to spread the word that such festivals are happening. For HBFF, I have been coming here for the past two years but, otherwise, I have travelled to the city so many times. I like how welcoming people here are. One of my favourites films, Sudhu Ekbar Bolo, was shot at Ramoji Film City. Also, I have done films at Ramanaidu Studios and shot one song with Nagarjuna at Annapurna Studios. In fact, when I met Amala (Akkineni) during the festival, we discussed it and how the shooting went on for 4 to 5 days.”
The beautiful actor shed some light on her journey as an actor. “I never planned to become an actor but destiny had its own plans. I was studying Master’s in Modern History at University of Calcutta when I made my debut in Swet Patharer Thala. It marked a milestone as it walked the tightrope between commercial success and critical acclaim. And that is how things began for me.”
Known for appearing in films such as Prakton, Rajkahini, BelaSeshe and Paromitar Ek Din among many others, Rituparna added, “The industry has offered me roles to cherish, even though it had its own challenges. One needs to learn to be positive, be dedicated and patient. Remember, after every failure, there is success. So, just wait, watch and enjoy it.”
On the work front, Rituparna is marking her return to the Hindi film industry with Bansuri where she is paired opposite filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. It is directed by South director, Hari Viswanath.