Friday, August 25, 2006 16:16 IST
by Subhash K Jha
After playing Iago's wife Emilia in Vishal Bharadwaj's adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, Konkona Sen is
coming together with Vishal's Maqbool hero Irrfan Khan in Deadline directed by Tanvir Khan, the director
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. Rajit Kapur plays my husband."
Another thriller Amavas is ready. "Now I'm shooting Meridian with Irrfan Khan again! But it also has Arjun
Rampal whom I've never worked with. It's being directed by a a new director Vinny Mitra.
reveal anything more..Nowadays every director tells you not to reveal anything. But we've been doing a
whole lot of rehearsals....I like doing films that stretch me as an actor."
Konkona is excited about mother's film 15 Park Avenue which has apparently won the National award for
best English film.
"Shabana and I played sisters...She was meant to be 18 years older. And I
come together with Rahul again after Mr & Mrs Iyer ...It was a very dramatic film..I'm really looking forward
to going into my mother's next film.
It's fun a film. It's a comedy...I've done a comedy called Mixed
Doubles directed by Rajit Kapur with Ranvir Shorey and Koel Puri..I loved it. I want to do more comedy. And
since I'm paired in my mom's film with Govinda I know I'll have great fun"
Incidentally Soha plays Konkona's daughter in Aparna Sen's next film. "I've to age from 19 to 40 in this
film. Why is my mom making me work so hard? I'm a very lazy actor, " she jokes.
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 a commercial cinema. Page 3 was my first big
commercial hit, though it wasn't really a commercial formula film. It wasn't really designed as a commercial
film," says the staid young actress.
"I spend my free time reading, seeing movies, visiting friends, I keep traveling 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'd have
spoken openly about it. Right now all I want is for my career to move to a different level."