Enough of goodie-goodie roles for Konkona Sen Sharma. The two-time National Award winner says she enjoyed playing a sexually aggressive woman in Vinay Shukla’s latest film, Mirch and laments that not too many such roles come her way.
"The roles that I get offered are very good and of serious women who are morally upright, righteous and honest. But I was dying to do this one (Mirch). I never get offered these roles," says Konkona.
Dealing with the voracious libido of a woman, who has an uncontrollable urge for sex, the Big Pictures production strings together four stories, two of which feature Sen Gupta as the lead actor. About her roles, she quips, "These women have elements of wickedness, which I really enjoy playing."
Ask the actor if her award-winning role in Omkara was anything short of being wicked and she seems flabbergasted. "Wickedness, really? I think, of everybody else (in the movie) she was the nicest. She didn’t kill anybody. My character was the only person who was clean. She was not at all wicked," she exclaims.
Daughter of renowned filmmaker Aparna Sen, the duo have worked together in films like Mr and Mrs Iyer, 15 Park Avenue and most recently, Iti Mrinalini. “I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for her. She is one of the best filmmakers and she has always given me absolutely fantastic roles.
I am privileged to work with her,” she says. Soon to be a mom herself, Koko, as she is fondly called, is on a sabbatical from the big screen. “I am actually on a break. I won’t be starting anything new till mid-next year. As of now, I have Mirch and then Iti Mrinalini releasing this year. I have also done a cameo in Saat Khoon Maaf,” she adds.