Koko looks for rea­sons be­fore sign­ing a film

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Ac­tor Konkona Sen Sharma (right) is happy with the choices she has made for her­self in the film industry, but just a good story or a big ban­ner is not suf­fi­cient for her to do a movie. “I try to find rea­sons to do a film. It’s not like I have a list of things that I am look­ing out for in a movie. It’s re­ally a ques­tion of what is of­fered to me and what I choose out of that,” says Konkona, whose work has been ap­pre­ci­ated in both Hindi and Ben­gali films.

“Within what is of­fered to me, I try to look if it is a good role, if the di­rec­tor has some kind of a vi­sion or idea about what they would like to do. I also see how well is the movie equipped with funds to re­lease it and see it through com­ple­tion,” adds the ac­tor.

The Na­tional Award­win­ning ac­tor has worked her way up in the film industry with movies such as Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2012), Traf­fic Sig­nal (2007), Page 3 (2005) and Tal­var (2015).

On women cen­tric films, she says, “I think women cen­tric films have been there in Bol­ly­wood since time im­memo­rial and I be­lieve that th­ese sec­tions and seg­re­ga­tion have re­fined them­selves with time.”

Konkona is now keen on see­ing some good small bud­get films on the big screen. “I re­ally wish that for ev­ery big bud­get movie that film­mak­ers make in Bol­ly­wood, they also in­vest in mak­ing a small bud­get flick with good con­tent. You can make a good small bud­get film in ` 4-5 crore. Af­ter all, it’s not just a busi­ness prod­uct. It falls un­der art, like books.”

“I am not say­ing all main­stream cin­ema is bad and art house cin­ema is good. I am just say­ing that there should be a lit­tle more va­ri­ety and a few more risks,” she says.

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