Koko looks for reasons before signing a film
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.