She was famously linked to Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie and it looks like Riya Sen has a thing for authors as she considers the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, the perfect man for herself.
The controversy-prone starlet, who is the grand-daughter of legendary actress Suchitra Sen says that she
is a true Bengali at heart who adores the Gitanjali poet.
"I grew up with Tagore and nobody ever expresses the emotion of love like he did and he understood women so well.
He is the perfect man everybody dreams of, including me," Sen told PTI.
The actress who is as well known for her sultry good looks as her acting skills will be seen in a totally deglam
avatar in Rituparno Ghosh's Nauka Dubi, based on a story of the same name by the Nobel prize winning poet.
"I am working with my sister Raima in the film, though we do not share any scenes in it. The story is different from
the one written by Tagore, but it is based on the same elements," said the 29-year-old actress.
Sen too will join the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore in Kolkata today, a city which is dear
to her heart.
"Kolkata will always be special to me. My family, mom, dad, grandmother all live there. I am based in Mumbai and
travel a lot, but Kolkata will always be home," said Sen who made her acting debut as a child-artiste with 'Vishkanya' in
Though her Bollywood career has gone cold, Sen is back in the limelight as the cover girl of men's magazine Maxim.
Dressed in a crocheted mini dress, Sen proves that she is a 'ten' when it comes to glamour, though she is not sure
whether that worked for her in her showbiz career.