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December 2, 2020 7:40:37 am
National Award-winning actor Konkona Sen Sharma has been half of the movie trade for nearly three many years, having began as a toddler artiste in Bengali movies. Despite being born to ace actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen, Konkona says she by no means needed to turn out to be an actor. So, how did she find yourself as one finally?
Here’s what Konkona shared about touchdown her first movie as an grownup:
1. What was your first undertaking? How did it come to you?
I did a small half on the age of 4 in Bengali movie Indira, which featured my mom within the lead function. After that, I did many small roles in my mom’s movies and different films. When I used to be 19, I did my first movie as an grownup – a Bengali film titled Ek Je Aachhe Kanya (Once There Was a Girl). It was a duplicate of Hollywood movie Crush, a couple of psychotic teenager who’s obsessive about an older man. So it’s was a damaging function. I did that in the course of the summer season holidays between my second and third 12 months at Delhi University.
My mom used to run a ladies’s journal known as Sananda. There was a canopy story they did on youth suicides. I bear in mind I used to be on the quilt. The director of Ek Je Aachhe Kanya, Subrata Sen noticed my image and received in contact with me once I was in Delhi. Subrata stated he had a script, and requested me to learn it. I did some faculty performs right here and there, however I had no critical curiosity in being an actress. I learn the script and located it to be fairly a daring function. I bear in mind my mom saying that it’ll be very difficult. I didn’t assume an excessive amount of about it truthfully. I used to be finding out theatre at the moment. I used to be fairly a snob, and this movie was a business potboiler. It did very nicely, and I received some regional awards additionally.
2. What do you bear in mind of your first day on set?
We shot in Calcutta – some of it was in a studio, some of it was actual location. I don’t actually bear in mind what the primary shot was. What I bear in mind is that I needed to shoot on a bicycle and I didn’t know the way to trip one. I attempted to study, however I used to be horrible. And I additionally had to make use of a gun. So I needed to prepare for each.
Initially, I used to be very judgmental about this woman. I used to be very uncomfortable along with her sexuality as a result of I used to be not even snug with my very own sexuality at that age. My mom informed me that is her arsenal. She doesn’t know the rest or the way to get consideration. And then I began feeling very sorry for her. That was very useful as a result of then I wasn’t judging her. I used to be extra compassionate in my strategy. So my mom actually helped me, proper from the way to stand to what to do, my look and every thing.
3. Were you nervous? How many retakes did you are taking?
I had finished three-four movies as a toddler actor. I’d been on my mom’s movie units. Because I used to be from this world, I used to be very snug. So there was no worry of the digital camera or a movie set. Also, I all the time had this on the again of my thoughts, that I’m not going to do that for the remainder of my life.
4. If given an opportunity to return to your debut function, what would you want to vary?
I don’t assume I’ve that uncooked form of intuition that I had at the moment, which labored nicely for the half. You get away with so much since you’re harmless.
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5. One movie or function that impressed you to turn out to be an actor?
I by no means needed to turn out to be an actress. But I do bear in mind as a toddler, having learn Gone with the Wind, I used to be very taken by the character of Scarlett O’Hara. Even although it was set in 1860, I felt it was a really uncommon depiction of a lady who does issues on her personal phrases. Of course, now I really feel there are various higher roles and characters, however at that impressionable age, it had left fairly an impression on me.
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