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Nandita back in action with Tamil, Hindi film

Mumbai: Arthouse actress Nandita Das, who is back after her maternity break, is all set to wow the audience with her acting chops in a Tamil and Hindi venture this year.

Nandita, who was last seen on silver screen in Onir`s national award winning film `I Am` (2011), will now feature in a untitled Tamil movie with director Seenu Ramaswamy. In Hindi, she would be seen in debutant director Devashish Makhija`s film.

"I am doing two films in May. It is the first time I am doing a film after my baby is born. I am doing one Tamil film by Seenu Ramaswamy and a Hindi film with Devashish Mahikja who is a new director. Seema Biswas is also in that film. Both are very interesting stories with rural characters but there are no songs," Nandita said, on the sidelines of the CII event here.

Revealing the storyline of both the two films, Nandita said, "the Tamil film is about fishermen community..international laws. Like how this fisherman gets lost in sea and how they get caught or shot because they cross the border. While the Hindi film, is about Maoists, the struggle of villagers, the struggle between the CRPF and the Maoists. Both are very pertinent and contemporary subjects and I am happy to be part of it."

Nandita is expected to start shooting for both the films next month. It was in 2008 that Nandita turned director with `Firaaq` a political thriller. The film is set one month after the 2002 violence in Gujarat and it looks at the aftermath in terms of the effects on the lives of everyday people. The film won two National Film awards.

On her direction plans, she said, "I would love to direct a film. `Firaaq` was the most challenging experience in my life. But it was also fulfilling. I am looking for a good story."

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