The granddaughter of legendary actress Suchitra Sen, Raima made her debut in 1999 with the critically acclaimed film Godmother. Since then, Raima has chosen films that are slightly removed from the mainstream like Manorama Six Feet Under, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Parineeta and Chokher Bali and has slowly but steadily gained a reputation as a dependable actress. Look out for her in PVR Pictures’ Mere Khwabon Mein Jom Aaye that releases on February 6.
What are you reading at the moment?
A book by Lucy Moore.
Fun to you is…
Doing something adventurous… something out of the box.
If you were invisible for a day, you would…
I would like to get into a man’s mind to know what goes on within it.
The one invention you’re really waiting for…
Probably an automatic make-up room which is very handy.
Would you like to be young forever?
Yes, I would love to, as one lifetime is not enough.
Your idea of a perfect meal?
Great ambience, good company, a bottle of wine and steak.
Lean or brawny?
Your worst date ever?
Never had one.
Rate in order of importance: Fame, money, power.
Fame, power and money.
The place you really want to visit and why.
Istanbul. I’ve heard a lot about that place from my sister.
Ethnic wear or western wear?
Are you a morning person or a night person?
Which film’s hero/heroine do you most identify with?
No one really.
What are you addicted to?
The naughtiest thing you've ever done as an adult?
What’s your retirement dream?
To settle in the Bahamas.
Who do you think your partner has a crush on?
I have no idea.
Who’s your favourite cartoon character and why?
Tom and Jerry because they remind me of me and my sister.
Your favourite drink?
The one fashion trend you just don’t understand.
The one food you can never say no to.
Potato and rice.
Your next move?
Some exceptional films this year.
Three people from history you’d like to meet.
Princess Diana, George Kennedy and Einstein
Weekend at a wellness spa or weekend at a luxury beach resort?
At a Luxury beach resort
Five personal care products you can’t do without.
Kajal, Lip gloss, la Mer moisturizer, Boroline and a toothbrush
— Interviewed by Kushalrani Gulab