By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Rimpi Das, an Assamese actress, will make her debut in Kollywood in the film Paali. After acting in a range of roles in Assamese films, she will enter the more professional Tamil film industry - which offers better career prospects. She initially wanted to be an airhostess but she got sucked into films.
She made her debut in Assamese film Monot Birina Jui after which she left school to pursue acting. Her initial schooling was done in her hometown Tinusukia. She has acted in a few Hindi films too.
She is excited about her debut in Kollywood. She said, " I know that the Tamil Film Industry is huge - the biggest film industry in Indian after Bollywood. Many Hindi film actresses have acted in Tamil films. It is a whole new experience and also a whole new level of professionalism."
On her favourite roles she said, "I enjoy playing all kinds of roles - both positive and negative roles - in both rural and urban setups. But I feel that I am accepted more by the film watching audience when I play urban based negative roles." On an ending note, she added that her favourite actress is Rani Mukherjee and that she wished to be as versatile as her in her film.
I enjoy doing all kinds of roles and have portrayed both negative as well as positive characters, both in urban as well as rural set ups. I think the audiences accept me better when I play modern urban characters especially negative roles".