Raima is in no hurry for grandma’s biopic
It’s been a while since actor Raima Sen (right) expressed her desire to work in a biopic on her grandmother, actor Suchitra Sen. Sadly nothing concrete has worked out. Following the infinite delay from the makers’ side, Raima says she has no clue when things will resume.
“The idea of the biopic came to this Bengali director when he approached me a few years ago. I also had a few meetings with the producers. Even though the script was ready, other characters were not in place,” she says. On why the film never shaped up as expected, Raima adds, “I don’t think the makers actually got anything together as such. Also, the problem came when the film had to finally go on the floors. Since they didn’t give me enough notice, by the time they called me to confirm, I had already started shooting for another project.”
Clear in her head that she didn’t want to portray her grandmother’s role just for the sake of it, she asserts, “Also for this film, I wanted to do extensive research and workshops. I didn’t want to be in a hurry to do it. So maybe they got cheesed off and went to Vidya Balan to do this film.”
In 2015, Raima confirmed that Vidya had turned down this biopic when she was offered the lead role. Recalling the incident she says, “Vidya then messaged me saying that ‘I cannot take up this offer because I think only you can do it’.”
Despite all this, Raima is still keen on the idea, “If they resume work on the biopic. I would love to work with the same director. He was fabulous.”
I wanted to do extensive research and workshops. I didn’t want to be in a hurry to do it. So they went to Vidya Balan instead
RAIMA SEN, ACTOR