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Ananya Chatterjee does not like to work with big names only

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National-award winning actress Ananya Chatterjee feels that working only with acclaimed directors will not let her fully grow as an artiste

AnannyaKolkata: National-award winning actress Ananya Chatterjee feels that working only with acclaimed directors will not let her fully grow as an artiste.

Ananya came to prominence as Ritwik Ghatak’s wife in ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’.

“I often dream that I would end up essaying at least a thousand characters in life. My wish remains to project as many shades of human nature as possible.

“I wish to work with good names, not necessarily big names. The roles I hadn’t portrayed so far,” she said.

The actress, who was part of projects like Kaushik Ganguly’s ‘Laptop’ and Kamaleswar Mukherjee’s ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’, said one cannot just go by big names.

“It is the fresh ideas which count. If there is a ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’, there has to be ‘Jodi Love Dilena Prane’. And there is ‘Anyo Na’, which is the story of the extraordinariness of an ordinary housewife,” she said.

‘Jodi Love Dilena Prane’, directed by Abhijit uha-Sudeshna Roy, is an upcoming film set in the early ’90s North Kolkata.

In ‘Anyo Na’, releasing tomorrow, Ananya has been paired opposite convict-turned-actor Nigel Akkara whose work in ‘Muktodhara’ (2012) had earned him critical acclaim.

Nigel, who has already signed three Bengali films, said, “I am experimenting with my roles and looks. I consider myself as a sponge who wants to soak the most from experienced directors and cast.”

‘Anyo Na’ also has pop legend Usha Uthup as a celebrity singer in a bar.

PTI

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