Basking in the glory of her widely appreciated performance in Aparna Sen's film The Japanese Wife, actress Raima Sen eagerly awaits the release of her Hindi film Mirch directed by Vinay Shukla who had introduced her to Bollywood with Godmother.
"This is my second film with Vinay Shukla, who had directed me in Godmother and I have lots of hopes for Mirch because of the treatment," Raima told PTI.
Of the four women-centric stories in the film, Sen will turn up in two, opposite Shreyas Talpade and Rajpal Yadav with each story sharing a common humorous strand.
Although Raima enjoys a superb track record in Bengali cinema the 30-year-old actress insists that she is not averse to any substantial commercial Bollywood project with a good script and competent directors.
"Look, I am open to commercial films, For every Godmother, Chokher Bali, Daman, I have done Parineeta, Honeymoon Travels and Manorama Six Feet Under. I cannot be typecast for one type of roles only," Raima, grand daughter of legendary actress Suchitra Sen and daughter of film diva Moon Moon Sen, said. "I am ready to mould my image, I am ready to essay a role if that interests me.
But certainly the offer has to come to me," Raima said. The actress, who is being appreciated for her role of a widow 'Sandhya' in The Japanese Wife, said that it was one of the most complex roles of her life as it was a challenge to bring out the understated performance and reflect the blank, matured and calm persona of the character.
She plays the mother of an eight-year-old boy, who mostly keeps silent, but lives like a shadow in the life of a village school teacher Snehamoy, played by Rahul Bose, despite not having any manifest relationship with him. "I remember I was asked by Aparna Sen to get the expressions right, the look of a lowly placed widow in a rural area, to develop her body language. I also attended a workshop which helped. I am happy that Sen liked my role," Raima said.