Actress Konkona Sen Sharma, who rose to fame with Mr and Mrs Iyer by her mother Aparna Sen, admits that having an actor-director mother has had its advantages.
"I think being Aparna Sen's daughter definitely had its advantages since she is such a respected actor-director," said Konkona, who won the National Award for Best Actress for the 2002 film.
Despite the headstart, the 30-year-old actress believes that she also needed to prove herself as an actor.
"But my mother is not like Amitabh Bachchan that pan India everybody knows and loves her. Star kids do get more opportunities, but there are so many whose careers haven't worked out," Konkona told PTI.
The actress enjoys working with her national award winning mother the most and will soon be seen in a new movie with her. "I love working with her the most. I have completed shooting for 'Iti Mrinalini' which will be released in April in both Hindi and Bengali. The film has my mother playing the older version of my character," Konkona said.
The actress was in the capital recently to promote her upcoming Bollywood film Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?. Releasing tomorrow, the film stars Ajay Devgan and Paresh Rawal and hasbeen produced by Wide Frame films and Warner Bros Pictures.