MLA Debashree Roy is all set to appear in a Bengali TV soap
after having taken a break from her acting career in the past
The National Award winner who had acted in films like
"Unishe April", "36 Chowringhee Lane", "Dadar Kirti" and
popular Hindi TV serial "Mahabharat" said on Thursday, she
liked the storyline and the way her character has been etched.
"I liked the script which is different from other
routine stories. A lot of importance has been given to my
character," the actress said, affirming that she has no
problem acting in a mega serial.
The 59-year-old actress said, she will be portraying
the character of a simple, ordinary girl and her extraordinary
journey in life.
"Be it a mega serial or a feature film or web series,
what matters is facing the camera if you like the project,"
The shooting of the untitled serial is slated to begin
by end-May, director Shehasis Chakraborty said.
The actress, who is also a talented dancer, had
anchored the ''Didi No 1'' reality show sometime back.
Debashree Roy, who was cast in Tarun Majumder''s
Kuheli in 1971 and got critical acclaim in Aparna Sen''s 36
Chowringhee Lane in 1981, had bagged the National Award for
Best Actor (Female) for her role in Unishe April directed by
She was cast opposite Prosenjit Chatterjee, Tapas Pal,
and Chiranjit Chakraborty in several mainstream films made in
the 80s and 90s.
Roy who was the reigning queen of Bengali commercial
cinema had acted in over 100 films and won at least 40
She had made her small screen debut in Soumitra
Chatterjee starrer Bengali TV series "Dena Paona" and had
acted in Bengali TV serials.
Roy also appeared in Hindi films such as "Jiyo to Aise
Jio", "Justice Chaudhury", "Phulwari", and "Pyar ka Sawan".
A two-time Trinamool Congress MLA from Raidighi
assembly seat, Roy quit the TMC in March before the
commencement of assembly polls, saying she wanted to focus on
her acting career.
"Yes, I had taken a break from my acting career in the
past 10 years. I would love to do meaningful roles now," she
said. PTI SUS