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Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; April 18, 2013)
After her 2010 outing No Problem Sushmita Sen has not been seen on the big screen.
The actress preferred to remain low- key, resurfacing only around a beauty pageant she organised. But with the actress no longer associated with it, Sush seems in a mood to get back to where she was — on the big screen.
Says a source, “In the last few weeks, Sushmita has been spotted at several events where a lot of B- Town folk have been present too. She has been hobnobbing with several of her old associates as well as filmmakers. Sush still has the looks and the question on everyone’s mind is why does she not go back to acting?” An onlooker at one of the events says, “At jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali’s event she was seen catching up with several tinsel town folk from Hrithik Roshan to Farah Khan. Everyone was wondering what she has been up to lately.” Sen had decided to turn director-producer with her dream project a biopic on Rani Laxmibai but abandoned her plans later. She was also seen on the small screen judging a dance show. So is Sush looking at being back in the scheme of things? Time will tell.
The two forge an unlikely friendship with the actress learning Tamil just to text him and he in turn helping her to quit smoking
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 16, 2012)
This may well qualify as one of the unlikeliest (and most unconventional) friendships in the film industry.
Considering only some years ago, Sushmita Sen and Kamal Haasan couldn’t see eye-to-eye and weren’t even on speaking terms, it comes as a surprise to learn that today, they are the best of friends. So much so that he makes it a point to spend time with Sushmita and her daughters whenever he visits Mumbai and she in turn, consults him on all important matters pertaining to her scripts as well as parenting.
Guess with both of them bringing up their daughters and sharing the same passion for cinema, it gives them common ground enough for interaction.
Explaining how they became close, a common friend revealed, “Both Sushmita and Kamal were planning epic international historicals. Sush was planning Rani Laxmibai and Kamal was going ahead fullsteam with Marmyogi. It started with each wanting to cast the other in their film. Kamal almost became a script consultant for Sush’s dream project.
Eventually though, both projects got shelved. What survived was the bonding between Sush and Kamal. She now looks up to him for advice and guidance in many areas of her life.”
The latest being Sush, who has a deep fascination for languages and knows a smattering of many including French, is learning Tamil from Kamal More >
MUMBAI MIRROR; November 13, 2010
Sushmita Sen’s directorial debut on Rani Laxmibai’s life unfortunately does not have an epic budget. She recently had a fallout with its producer Ketan Desai after he insisted the expenditure be drastically cut down.
Ketan feels Sush is spending a bit too lavishly on the project.
The producer says, “I want to make Jhansi Ki Rani with Sushmita. But she should work on the budget again.
It is too high.” But doesn’t a period film need that kind of expenditure on creating sets, collating cast and crew, spending on special effects? The producer says, “I can understand the reasons.
But we should also look at finances.” In the same breath Ketan adds, “The script however is so good that I was very pleased after reading it.
In fact, Ketan is all praises for Sush as a director as well. He says, “Only Sushmita can direct the movie well because I have seen the enthusiasm in her work.
She is the scriptwriter and knows well how to shape her movie.
She also looks like a rani.” Obviously, she would like to spend like one, right Ketan?
—Vivek Kar / Sanskriti Media & Entertainment