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Sushmita Sen is making big plans. The actress who turns producer and director this year, has big plans for her company Tantra Entertainment Pvt Ltd (TEPL). Sushmita Sen Productions, (SSP) (which is producing her directorial debut, Rani Lakshmi Bai - The Warrior Queen) is a part of Tantra. Besides producing films, Tantra will also do event management and other entertainment related stuff.
Sush says, "While SSP will target motion picture production, other outfits within TEPL will venture into every business related to entertainment, Insha Allah."
Right now, even though the focus is on the film, Sush asserts that there are other projects on the anvil, "What SSP and TEPL will do in the future is limitless, however my film is only and strictly titled Rani Lakshmi Bai The Warrior Queen and not Jhansi ki Rani!" Sushmita further states, "I didn't choose a historical or Rani Lakshmi Bai as my first production... the film chose me. The rest is well... history."
Recently Sushmita Sen had bought a plush 2,250 sq feet apartment costing over five crore in Bandra as office space. The actress confirms buying the hot property, "I have shifted my office to a new premise. It's at Palatial apartments in Bandra."
The apartment is almost like a bungalow in terms of space. Sushmita has designed the interiors herself, "I enjoyed doing it. The designing has been done in order to try and create a comfortable workspace so that people can work for long hours. Thus, it is more about being work-friendly and being a comfortable, spacious zone rather than just being plush."
Lakshmibai, The Rani of Jhansi (1828-1858), the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi in North India, was one of the leading figures of the revolt of 1857 and a symbol of resistance against British rule in India.
Jhansi became a center of the rebellion upon the outbreak of violence in the same year. She started strengthening the defense of Jhansi and assembled a volunteer army. Women were recruited as well as men and given military training. During the battle for Gwalior, the Rani met her death on June 17.