Posts tagged Raima Sen
Mehul S Thakkar (MID-DAY; May 6, 2013)
It’s 7.50 pm and the match is about to take off. The mood at Eden Gardens, Kolkata is electrifying. Chants of the home team slogan rent the air. The bowler begins his run up, the batsman takes position. But the crowd is looking away. The VIP stand is empty. “Will he come in today?” Everyone wants to know. Suddenly a message crackles on the wireless: “Shah Rukh Khan is in the building, he is coming up, get ready.” He walks in with his entourage, with strict instructions to his personal security, ‘No pushing anyone, be gentle to everybody.’
For SRK, this season of IPL has been an exercise in image management. Besides keeping his appearances decidedly lowkey, he has also kept his children away from the glare of the media. With Aryan in London, it is Suhana who has kept him company. But SRK has not let her out of his sight at all. As for the speculations about a fallout between his friend and franchise partner Juhi Chawla, on Friday, SRK simply walked in and hugged her and her husband Jay in the air-conditioned lounge. None of these images will ever make it to the media.
Back at the stadium, the PA systems announce his arrival as he takes up his favourite spot on the balcony. The crowd is up on its feet, frantically taking his pictures as he waves out to them. The match is relegated to the background. The stand is dotted with prominent faces – Usha Uthup, Raima Sen, Rituparna Sengupta. SRK plays the host, almost as if they are visiting More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; April 4, 2013)
Bengali actress Raima Sen has been known to don several versatile characters in her films. And in Anil Kumar’s (former assistant to director N Chandra) upcoming film No Rules For Fools, the actress will play a streetwalker for the first time.
Says Raima, “I was very sceptical and I told that to the director when he came to narrate his film to me.” According to the actress, her character holds a pivotal role in the film’s storyline. Raima states, “Although it is not a romantic track, it is an integral character in the film. She has a different side to her, as she loves reciting verses and one- liners very often found scribbled behind long- distance buses and trucks. It was quite challenging for me.” Though she has been away from Bollywood, the actress has been busy with her Bengali film assignments. Raima is waiting for the release of her National Award winning film Shabdo and has also completed two other Bengali films, directed by Saswata Chatterjee.
The actress says, “I guess people in Mumbai think I have shifted to Kolkata. In fact, I am very happy with the kind of films I have been doing.” The actress will also be playing a negative character for the first time in Chatterjee’s C/o Sir.
A spirited Raima Sen tweets about her wedding, denies it next morning. But admits she would marry the guy…some day
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 27, 2012)
On Saturday night Raima Sen on a social networking site declared that she was tying the knot. With her good friend Varun Thapar. She followed it up with a few pictures of her and Varun holding hands and dancing and a special one where Varun is down on his knees. However, the next morning, she dismissed it as a joke. But her family and friends did not find it too funny. They started calling up and asking about what had happened. We decided to find out.
A close friend of Raima spilled the beans. To Mirror the friend said, “The pictures which Raima put up were taken at a party on Saturday in Kolkata. They had gone with a group of friends. Raima was in a good mood. She just wanted to have fun. In no time, she was in high spirits. And the spirit was doing the talking.”
The next morning, the Sen and Thapar families were in for a shock. “They didn’t know what to do. No one knew what had happened the night before that led to such a declaration all of a sudden. It was only after Raima woke up on Sunday morning that the Sens learnt that her high spirits were to blame,” said the friend.
Raima was very embarrassed about her behaviour after she woke up the next morning. All her friends and relatives were asking her questions. “She could do little to save the situation as she had already tweeted and thousands of people had More >
Riya and Raima Sen prefer to be mum about their film with Sharman Joshi
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; July 6, 2012)
Riya and Raima Sen, who feature in 3 Bachelors with Sharman Joshi, prefer to be mum about their project that is seeing light of day after almost a decade. Says Raima, “We have nothing to say about it.” This explains why there have been no promotions for the long-completed film — as the star cast has nothing to do with the project.
Ever since the producers Manoj Rastogi and Pramod Sharma and director Ajai Sinha announced that they were releasing the film, Sharman has gone to town about it. He feels the makers are trying to piggyback on the success of his recent release Ferrari Ki Sawaari to promote their film.
As reported ‘Now a legal notice to Sharman’ the producers took recourse to the law as they felt Sharman was defaming their film. They felt as the actors had been paid for the film they had no right to say anything about the release date.
ESHA DEOL, BHARAT TAKHTANI
ESHA DEOL, BHARAT TAKHTANI
GENELIA DSOUZA, RITEISH DESHMUKH
PREETI DESAI, ABHAY DEOL
ANU MALIK, RANVEER SINGH
RAIMA SEN, RIYA SEN
MALAIKA KHAN, ZAYED KHAN
SAMITA BANGARGI, ASHISH CHOWDHRY
VIVAAN SHAH, NASEERUDDIN SHAH
Debarati S Sen (BOMBAY TIMES; April 29, 2012)
When working with ace directors, actors usually unlearn all that they know and let directors completely mould them and extract the best from them. Raima Sen, having worked with directors like Aparna Sen, Rituparna Ghosh, Pradeep Sarkar and now Tanuja Chandra, agrees.
“Shooting with Tanuja in Raakh was like appearing for an exam! She is a hard taskmaster. I was petrified. Even while dubbing, for which we had diction tutors, she demanded that we show every little nuance of the different dialects that we (co-actors Vir Das and Rajeev Khandelwal) were using,” says the actress.
When Raima finally saw the film, she realised that all the firing she got from Tanuja was worth it. “I saw that she had got the best out of me,” she says.
An intense love story the film, has Vir Das playing Raima’s husband and Rajeev Khandelwal her lover. The film has supernatural elements to it. “It was my first time in Ujjain, a city that inherently has a spiritual atmosphere, and Tanuja has used that to set the stage for the movie,” Raima signs off.
By Nikhil Ramsubramaniam, April 25, 2011 – 16:42 IST
The IPL fever has caught on big time and a lot of our B-town stars too have been spotted at the various matches cheering for the favourite teams. The recently held match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata saw the presence of quite a few bigwigs. In this pic, one can see the owners of the two teams namely Dr. Vijay Mallya along with son Sidhartha and Shah Rukh Khan exchange some friendly banter before play kicks off.
Shah Rukh also had his children for company and the actor was even seen giving some fielding practice to son Aryan.
Meanwhile, Sidhartha Mallya had Deepika Padukone by his side and they surely seemed to be enjoying each other’s company.
In the end, as Mallya’s boys pulled of a sensational win over King Khan’s Knight Riders, Deepika couldn’t contain her joy and embraced her dear friend Mallya Jr.
Meanwhile at another match held in Delhi between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab over the weekend, Lara Dutta was spotted along with her Chalo Dilli team cheering for the Delhi Daredevils. Lara had hubby Mahesh and co-actor Vinay Pathak for company and the cheering surely helped as Delhi ended up winning that game.
The Sen sisters – Raima and Riya Sen too have been spotted at the IPL matches with Riya being quite a regular at the matches of the Kochi Tuskers team.
Riya even managed to pose with King Khan during the match between Kochi More >
By Taran Adarsh, April 1, 2011 – 09:56 IST
Many film-makers in the West have focused on the closeted gay, an unassuming person who likes to remain in the shadows. Similarly, a lot many films have captured the trauma and anguish of the bereaved parents when their child is no more. MEMORIES IN MARCH [English; with generous usage of Hindi and Bengali] is not just about the relationship between gay lovers, but also looks at the suffering and pain a mother goes through when her son dies in a road accident. Much later, a bigger shock awaits her when she learns that her only child had a male lover. Suddenly, she discovers chapters in her son’s life that she didn’t know.
MEMORIES IN MARCH is more about the bonding between a mother and the deceased son’s lover and how they unite in grief. Initially reluctant to accept him, the mother and the son’s lover come to terms with the harsh realities of life.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
A film like MEMORIES IN MARCH treads on a hitherto unknown path and I genuinely feel that such stories need to be told. It’s a coming out of closet film that would encourage more people to open up and accept their sexuality with pride. Director Sanjoy Nag handles alternative sexuality with the sensitivity it demands. The film keeps you hooked for most parts thanks to a taut screenplay that never deviates from the core issue. Especially the concluding portions, when the mother leaves the city with precious memories of people who loved her More >