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I want to work with Mani Ratnam, says Raima Sen

Raima Sen loves impulsive shopping, it’s what she does in a crisis

brunch Updated: Aug 13, 2016 20:17 IST
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Raima Sen’s strategy in a crisis is to shop

Raima Sen loves impulsive shopping, it’s what she does in a crisis.

Birthday: November 7

Sun sign: Scorpio

Hometown: Kolkata

First Break: A small role in the film Godmother (1999)

High point of your life: Being a part of the National Award winning film Chokher Bali (2003)

Low point of your life: Being a workaholic, I was feeling low two years back when I wasn’t working

Currently doing: Ankush Bhatt’s Hindi feature film 3 Dev, besides Vodka Diaries and Mi Amor


If you weren’t an actor, what would you have been?

I would have still been connected with the industry as a film producer.

Are you more like your mother (Moon Moon Sen) or your grandmother (Suchitra Sen)?

I’m a mixture of both, but more oriented towards my grandmother.

Your favourite genre in films.

I have been a very curious child, hence the favourite genres include thriller and horror, besides drama too.

What’s the worst thing about Bollywood?

Formation of camps and the rat-race.

We hear you have several nicknames, which one is your favourite?

My favourite is “Doll”. My mom calls me by that name.

The best thing about working with Rituparno Ghosh was...

...That he was an actor’s director, an excellent teacher and a perfectionist.

Which character from Game of Thrones would you want to take a selfie with?

Goes without saying: “Dwarf.”

The best social media format to connect with fans is...

The one that gets the most prompt replies ­­—Twitter.

Who would you swipe right on Tinder?

No one, as I don’t use Tinder!

A song that sums up your mood...

...Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Yeh jo halka halka suroor hai.

Three things you want in a man.

Charm, humour and etiquette.

What’s your idea of romance?

Travelling with your partner, as it gives you an opportunity to spend time with each other.

A perfect date would include...

A combination of delicious food, great ambience and my favourite wine.

The best thing about having a sister...

You get to share clothes, besides having a critic and a well-wisher combined.

Three things you will never eat?

Cottage cheese, apples and any kind of sweet. I just don’t like sweets.

A rapper you really enjoy listening to.

Yo Yo Honey Singh.

Your strategy in a crisis.

Impulsive shopping! It sorts my mind and helps me find a solution to the problem.

Your dream destination?

The beautiful architectural city, Prague. I love to walk down its streets and explore every bit of the city.

Your favourite street food?

I love to binge on aloo chaat and puchka.

Most daring thing that you have ever done.

Sky diving in Chicago.

The best piece of advice that your mother gave you is...

Whatever has to happen, will happen. Live life freely.

One director you want to work with?

Mani Ratnam.

Fitness for you is...

A way of life!


My favourites

App for photos: Snapchat

App to download stuff: iTunes

Music: Neil Diamond and Sam Smith’s songs

Drink: Red wine

Food: Salmon and broccoli

From HT Brunch, August 14, 2016

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