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Raima and Riya get F-1 crazy

Saturday, May 19, 2007
There's no telling what surprise the sensuous Sen Sisters will spring upon you next! Be it an impromptu trip off to a luxurious spa in Bangkok or being caught in a catfight between two co-actresses, the Sen sisters know how to create ripples with whatever they do...or better put, do something that's bound to create ripples!

Bollywood sisters duo Raima and Riya Sen recently took off to the Formula racing Championship at Malaysia; an experience that Raima says "was simply an unforgettable one! We have never been crazy about speeding up in cars but we wanted to savour the F-1 experience at least once. This time, we got a chance to go to this championship and what's more, we got to see the race from the VIP stand, which made it all the more special. It was superb to see all those dream-machines stand in a queue before the race begun and rev up to zip off in a spilt second!"

Raima, who said that ever since she has come back from the F-1 experience, she cannot help but rev up her car in the similar fashion! "It's been like an adrenaline shot for me and Riya", she says. Well, F-1 might be a very good adrenaline shot but Raima's got much more on her plate to keep her upbeat. For starters, the success of 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.' has finally got her due acclaim as a mainstream actress.

She said about it, "I have got a lot of praise for my role of a bohemian Bengali wife and specially so, for that paragliding scene which I did on my own" laughs Raima, adding that she has been getting a spate of similar offers after the film "but I'm not accepting any of those. In fact, I'll be concentrating on only one film at a time now; at the moment, I'm focused on Aparna Sen's 'My Japanese Wife', wherein I play a widow, who's also a maid. It has been fun learning to observe maidservants for this role.

She also said about her role in the film, "I now know how to do excellent jhaadoo-pochhha (laughs) but I'm not allowed to divulge more than this about the film except that there is a Japanese actress called Chigaku Takaku in it. I have not yet shot with her but I have got a lovely track in the film and will be soon leaving to shoot for it at Sunderbans" says Raima who is hopeful about walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week this winter.

Talking about ramp-appearances, one can't help but ask Raima about sis Riya coming in the line of fire for the risquÉly draped pallu during her appearance at the recently gone-by fashion week. Raima fumes about it saying, "It is ridiculous! That was the designer's concept; Is it Riya's fault if the designer wanted her to drape the pallu in that way? We were talking about the fashion week for God's sake, where there were so many much risquÉly dressed models; but come on, that's what the whole deal is all about. But just because it's Riya Sen, people will perk up and try to find faults in anything she does. We both have put that incident behind us." Saying that she closed the topic.

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