"Wickedness! Really?" she questioned in an astonished
tone. "I think, of everybody else (in the movie) she was
the nicest. She didn't kill anybody. I was the only person who
was clean. She was not at all wicked," said the actress,
who also has to her credit acclaimed performances in "Page
3", "Traffic Signal", "Life in a...Metro"
and "The President Is Coming".
But she has been an active member of the so-called independent,
art house and parallel cinema. Ask the dusky beauty if that
was deliberate or she was simply offered these roles, and she
skips answers diplomatically.
"It's a bit of both, you know... I do get offered some
sensible roles also, but the ones that I have liked have turned
out to be like these (defined genres) usually," said Konkona,
who also won laurels for her performance in "Luck By Chance"
and "Wake Up Sid".
"I do get offered all kind of films by and large, but
the bulk of it I may say is of a certain sensibility. But...not
always. O god, I can't even say that," she confessed childishly.
Daughter of renowned Bengali actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen,
she inherited her cerebral prowess and on-screen skills from
her doting mother.
Having worked in her directorial ventures like "Mr. and
Mrs. Iyer", "15 Park Avenue" and the recent "Iti
Mrinalini", the daughter has taken a fancy to teaming up
with her mother.
"I love working with my mother. I have a huge amount of
respect and admiration for her. She is one of the best filmmakers
and she has always given me absolutely fantastic roles. I am
privileged to work with her," said the actress who recently
tied the knot with long term beau Ranvir Shorey.
In the family way, Konkona is on a sabbatical from the big
"I am actually on a break. I won't be starting anything
new till the half of next year. So as of now, I have 'Mirch'
and 'Iti Mrinalini' releasing this year and I've done a cameo
in 'Saat Khoon Maaf'," she said.
Isn't she missing acting? "I miss working and I am looking
forward to working again soon," said KoKo, as she is fondly
Jog your memory hard and what strikes you is that the actress
also made her directorial debut with the Bengali short film
"Naamkoron" in 2006. So any plans to go a step further
into feature film direction some day?
"Oh, I'd love to at some point, but there are no firm
plans yet," said the St. Stephen's College alumnus, who
misses the "beautiful Delhi winters".