Acclaimed Indian actor Tannishtha Chatterjee, well-known for her performances in films like Angry Indian Goddesses, Rough Book, Parched and most recently Garth directed award-winning film Lion, opens up regarding the grim scenario about films in India.
The talented actress says that cinema in India is all about glamour and star power rather than plot structure, genre, or a good story.
"Earlier also, I have worked in crossover projects and one of my films 'Brick Lane' received a lot of appreciation abroad. In fact, I received a BAFTA nomination for that. However, in India, such films do not receive much admiration because we hardly celebrate good cinema," said Tannishtha.
Talking about getting her part in Garth Davis movie, the actress said, "I met Garth once during his visit in India where he said I and Nawaz (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) are the two Indian actors he would like to work with someday as he loves our work."
"Later, I got an email from Garth with the script where he offered me a role in the film. I must say, no one ever cast me in such a character. So, though the length of the role is short, I did it," the actress added.
"Well, the film is doing well. I do not want to anticipate anything but want to be pleasantly surprised." Tannishtha said about the film's possibility of winning an Oscar.