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Konkona dreads commercial films

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india Updated: Aug 25, 2006 17:58 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

After playing Saif Ali Khan's wife in Omkara Vishal Bharadwaj's adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello Konkona Sen Sharma will be seen as Soha's mother in Aparna Sen's next film.

"I'm really looking forward to doing my mother's next film. It's a fun film. I've done a comedy before called Mixed Doubles directed by Rajat Kapoor with Ranvir Shorey and Koel Puri. I loved it. I want to do more comedy. Since I'm paired in my mom's film with Govinda, I know I'll have great fun," Konkona said.

She is also coming together with Irrfan Khan in Deadline, which is directed by Tanvir Khan, who did a disastrous desi version of A Beautiful Mind called Madhoshi.

"I haven't seen Madhoshi," Konkona plays it safe. "But I really liked the script. It's a 24-hour thriller. Irrfan plays the man who kidnaps my child. Rajat Kapoor plays my husband."

Another thriller Amavas is ready.

"Now I'm shooting Meridian with Irrfan. But it also has Arjun Rampal whom I've never worked with. It is being directed by a new director Vinny Mitra. I can't reveal anything more," she gushes.

Konkona still dreads doing the big commercial film.

"Not that I have been offered any. But I wonder what it entails. I'm to a certain extent intimidated by the idea of commercial cinema. Page 3 as my first big commercial hit, though it wasn't really a commercial formula film. It wasn't really designed as a commercial film," said the staid young actress.

"I spend my free time reading, seeing movies, visiting friends, I travel a lot specially between Kolkata and Mumbai. Sometimes I forget which city I am in.

"There's no man in my life. If there was I would have spoken openly about it. Right now all I want is for my career to move to a different level."

First Published: Aug 25, 2006 15:26 IST