Kolkata: National Award winning director Srijit Mukherjee has claimed that Sushmita has the perfect Bengali diction which is required in Bengali movie. Sushmita Sen is making her Bengali film debut with the film. “Sushmita has perfect Bengali diction, perhaps better than many other Bengalis here. We bonded well and she could guess what I was looking for as a director,” Srijit said. Nirbaak (Speechless) has four stories strung together by Sushmita’s character, who is nameless.
“In the script the woman can’t be easily defined, she is beyond that. You will understand what I am talking about once you see the film. In the film Sushmita is referred as ‘The Girl’ and ‘The Woman’ variously,” the director said. Srijit, who made his debut as a director with Autograph which dealt with the angst of a young filmmaker, said the inspiration to make the film came during a visit to a museum in Europe, where he saw a Salvador Dali surrealistic painting of a tree that had assumed the shape of a human.
“I had thought after seeing the painting what would happen if that very tree would be overpowered by human passions and react in the same way – by loving, showing anger, and emotions!” he said.
Nirbaak will hit the theatres on May 1.