Actor Konkona Sen Sharma says that she will continue to work in English and Bengali cinema, along with Hindi films National award-winning actor Konkona Sen Sharma says she will continue to act in English and Bengali films as she feels that acting in Hindi cinema alone is not
Konkona can slip into any role with equal ease. Her portrayal in Mr and Mrs Iyer was so convincing that it won her a National award. She didn't look back after that. Page 3, 15 Park Avenue, Omkara, Life in a... Metro, The President Is Coming established her as a serious actress.
“I’ll continue to act in all three languages. I consider myself blessed that I’m multilingual. Hindi films are not all but a big part of Indian movies. I’m happy to do a film in Bengali language as I love that language,” says the actor, who made her acting debut in 2000 with Bengali film, Ek Je Aachhe Kanya, and then did Rituparno Ghosh’s film, Titli. Her role in English-language film, Mr and Mrs Iyer, won her a national award, and her other English films were Chai Pani Etc and Amu.
Konkona, who made her debut in Hindi films through National award-winning film, Page 3, in 2005, says she likes to work in all genres. “It’s not that I like only realistic films. I like to be part of films that have a good story and good characters,” she says. Having done many Hindi movies such as Omkara, Life in a Metro, Wake Up Sid and 7 Khoon Maaf, the dusky actor has made a comeback after almost two years with Ek Thi Daayan. The film also stars Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin.
Konkona, who married actor Ranvir Shorey in 2010, was away from screen as she was occupied with her baby boy. Has motherhood changed things for her?
“Not really! I’ve been the same human being with same value system, likes and dislikes. But, I have become more patient,” says the actor, adding, “Striking a work-life balance with a baby around is a challenging task. But it is hugely rewarding as the payback is massive and I don’t have any other way.”