Rituparna to bring back Miss Shefali’s aura


Kolkata: Tolly actress Rituparna Sengupta will be seen playing the role of the 70s heartthrob Miss Shefali in a film named “Tadonto”,  which will be directed by Bollywood art director-turned-filmmaker Nitish Roy.

“The movie is based on the life of Miss Shefali who kept to her profession surviving through exploitation and betrayal of a society in which women play secondary role. It is true in every age,” Rituparna told a news agency.The 43-year-old prolific actress said Miss Shefali’s life should be properly explored in detail in a documentary film, bringing out the full story of her life, warts and all.

Miss Shefali, (Arati Das), regularly appeared in cabaret dance sequences in many Bengali theatres apart from being a regular at the bars of established hotels.”My fictional character in the film comes in contact with two men and the script brings out her sorrow, betrayal, happy memories, torture – everything,” Rituparna said. “It talks about the exploitation of women from Shefali to a modern girl.”