Rang Rasiya featuring Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen is about the legendary painter Raja Ravi Varma. Nandana Sen, an admirer of legendary Indian painter's works since her childhood, says she was destined to be a part of 'Rang Rasiya', which is based on the artist's life.
Directed by Kehtan Mehta,in the period film Rang
Rasiya,Nandana Sen will be seen playing the role of Ravi
Varma's muse Sugandha.
"I have always loved Ravi Varma's works. When I was studying at
Harvard I had a painting of Hamsa Damayanti in my dorm room. I also
have two large Ravi Varma paintings at my home. I feel I was
destined to play this role. I have always been fascinated by his
works," Nandana said.
The 'Black' actress added, "I have been looking at the
eyes of these women while I was growing up and now I get to play
the woman who inspired these paintings."
Nandana, who is the daughter of Nobel Laureate and Bharat Ratna
economist Amartya Sen and Padma Shri winner and acclaimed Bengali
author Nabanita Dev Sen, said that with 'Rang Rasiya', her
dream of working with Mehta came true.
"It was a wonderful, magical and special experience working in
this film. I always wanted to work with Ketan because I feel he is
a wonderful artiste. All his films have always, in a very
effortless way, given the message of freedom. This film is about
freedom of expression," she said.
Randeep Hooda will be essaying the role of the painter in the
film. Besides Nandana, the film has three other actresses- Feryna
Wazheir, Triptha Parashar and Rashaana Shah.
Triptha, who plays a princess and Varma's wife, said the
prospect of working with Randeep made her say yes to the film. "I
got the film by chance... I had no intention to be an actress. When
I was offered the role I asked who the hero was and when I was told
it is Randeep Hooda, I said yes immediately. I am thankful to Ketan
sir for giving me the confidence," the newcomer said.
Rang Rasiyaproduced by Mehta's wife Deepa Sahi and Aanand Mahendroo is all set to release on November 7.