Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen has decided to produce Jhansi Ki Rani, in which she plays the role of the warrior queen, because she feels others cannot translate her vision satisfactorily on screen.
"This is the kind of year that I look forward to," said Sushmita about her big plans for 2007.
"And I don't see my vision being translated to screen by any other producer. For my interpretation of the ultimate warrior queen I need to create a situation conducive to a free-flowing creativity," Sushmita told IANS.
She says it isn't a random decision.
"Nor have I come to this decision only to accommodate myself as an actor. But yes, there's a definite economic and creative method to my plans to go into film production."
At the moment Sushmita is in serious closed-door discussions with her scriptwriters. She hopes to zero in on a director (one of the top names in show business) in the next couple of months.
"Every actor has a dream role. Mine is Jhansi Ki Rani. I've always created a situation where I can make my dreams come true. This is my chance to play the one historical character that I most closely empathise with."