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Nandita to enact Mahasweta?s story

Nandita Das is acting in a Marathi film based on the acclaimed writer's story.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 17:59 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

After a "self-imposed" break from the world of cinema,Nandita Das will soon be seen in a new film based on a story by Jnanpith award-winning writer Mahasweta Devi.

"It's a Marathi film being directed by Chitra Palekar (actor-director Amol Palekar's wife). The film is adapted from a story by Mahashweta Devi. Atul Kulkarni is my co-star in this film that should be released by this year," says the internationally-acclaimed actress.

She is also doing an "untitled" English film with Rahul Bose which will be directed by cinematographer-turned-director Santosh Sivan.

"I wasn't doing any films for some time as nothing really excited me. But that period is over now. I do have a couple of good projects on hand," says the choosy actress who represented India in Cannes Film Festival last year, sharing the honours with Aishwarya Rai and Mallika Sherawat.

Talking about her experience of working with Santosh Shivan, she says "it was a pleasure to work with him".

Nandita, known for her critically-loved performances in Fire, 1947-Earth, Bawander and who has many regional films to her credit, says some Hindi films are also "under consideration".

"We are discussing a couple of Hindi projects also. But it is all in the processing stage. It's too early to talk about them. And anyway, I don't choose a film based on the language. It is the subject that matters," she avers.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 15:36 IST