Never did a 70s’ rebellious woman role before : Rupa

Kolkata: Happy with the critical appreciation for her portrayal of Runu Mashi, a 70s' rebellious woman in the life of the fictional character in Dutta vs Dutta, which she never did before, popular actor Rupa Ganguly on Saturday said she would now wish to do a more docile role.

"Runu Mashi was a bold character, an unconventional one considering the backdrop of 70s and I must say you are as good as your co-actors," Rupa, who had also turned up opposite the versatile national award winner actor-singer-director, said about her role in the film, one month after release.

"You understand what I am talking about if you work with Anjan. And young actor Ranadip (Bose) he is also very good.
He has lots of promise and would love to work with such faces," Rupa said about the role of Dutta junior portrayed by Soumitra Chatterjee's grandson.

Stating she had come across such women, who wished to do unorthodox things in keeping with the norms of that period, Rupa said "but I didn't know Runu masi, a real life character on whom Anjanda chiselled the role.

And the settings and the characters are so real and identifiable.
"Today's generation should know more about that time and its people," she said.

Runu masi, an aunt of the young Dutta, had a relationship with his lawyer father, who represented the decaying gentry class of the 70s.

To a question if she would love to work with Anjan Dutt in future, Rupa said with Anjan for sure and also with others.

"But I now want to do a meek, submissive character role and I had enough portrayals of mothers also on big screen, though of different shades. Can Anjanda or any other director offer me a maid's character now?", she asked.

'Dutta Vs Dutta' of Orion Entertainment covers four generation of the Dutta family in central Kolkata or there can be traces of life and the time of every Bengali family of that time.