Rituparna Sengupta can both play a middleclass woman and a hot bod with consummate ease. While on one hand the actor will be seen playing a lower middleclass woman in veteran filmmaker Tarun Majumdar's comeback film, Bhalobashar Bari, on the other hand she will also be seen essaying a bold character in Sunanda Shyamal Mitra's Hindi film, Extraordinaari. Rituparna recently did a bold photo shoot for the film's poster. The film, which releases on May 22, also stars Shahbaaz Khan, Satyajit Sharma and Jaya Bhattacharya.
Extraordinaari takes a looks at the modelling industry and the rivalries that exist within the fashion industry. Rituparna plays a grooming expert, who trains 10 underprivileged girls hailing from various sections of the society, to walk the ramp. "I play a grooming guru, who is very courageous. She fights all odds in the modelling industry. She gets betrayed in the modelling industry and hence decides to groom 10 underprivileged girls such as a rape victim, a maid, a sex worker and a waitress into models," says the National Award-winning actor, who won praises for her Hindi film, Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh.
Mitra, who directed Idiot Box in 2010 with Sushant Singh, Hrishitaa Bhatt and Milind Gunaji, is all praise for his leading lady. "When I gave her the proposal for a bold photo shoot, she immediately agreed. We became friends during the shooting of the film and she has faith in me. She has done an outstanding job in the film," says Mitra, who made his directorial debut with the Bengali film, Ogo Bodhu Sundari in 2010 that had Babul Supriyo in the lead. This film was a remake of Uttam Kumar's last film, Ogo Bodhu Shundori (1981).