Her directorial debut Firaaq was on the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. Nandita Das next film as a director is on the flesh trade.
Trafficking is the story of three sex workers from India, Nigeria and Ukraine. And after seeing Firaaq, producers, Luca Guadagnino of First Sun Pictures in Italy and Elizabeth Stanley were convinced that Das should direct the film."I was approached at the end of last year and we’ve been in serious talks since. I met the writer, Siddharth Kara, in London earlier this year and have been giving my inputs for the next draft," she informs.
However, the 40-year-old married industralist Subodh Maskara who gave birth to son Vihaan on August 11 is in no hurry to return to the sets. “The basic pre-production starts only next March and I’ll start shooting only when I feel up to it. Being a mother is new for me, I am taking one step at a time,” says the actor who has carved a niche of her own with award winning performances in Bawander, Kamli and Amaar Bhuvan.
“It’s a challenging project and lot of work is needs to be done before the actual shoot. When we do go on the sets, Vihaan will get to watch mama work.”.