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Actress Closes UK Film Festival

Raima Sen was in London last night to close the London Indian Film Festival

Posted: 04.07.12
Actress Closes UK Film Festival

The London Indian Film Festival 2012 ended last night with the star studded UK premiere of bengali thriller Baishey Srabon, attended by the film's leading lady, Raima Sen.

 

Over the last fortnight, the festival held screenings of some of the best productions in independent Indian cinema of recent years showing at some of the capital's leading arts venues, including the ICA and Tate Modern.

 

The red carpet event held at Cineworld Haymarket began with the annoucement of this year's winner of the prestigious Satyajit Ray Foundation's Short Film Competition.

 

Neeraj Ghaywan's Shor (Noise) received the prize for £1000 for his fictional tale of a husband and wife dealing with the pressures of life in the ghettos of Mumbai, focusing on a phonecall that changes their lives.

 

Baishey Srabon was followed by a Q&A with Raima about her role in the movie and her thoughts on the evolving, and emerging Calcutta film scene.

 

She talked about her reluctance to star in re-makes of classic Indian movies that originally starred her grandma, Suchitra Sen, and revealed that her next project is a return to mainstream Bollywood, starring alongside John Abraham.

 


 

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