Rituparna likes to have sequel of Charulata 2011

Kolkata: Affirming that her character Chaiti in the critically acclaimed Bengali film `Charulata 2011` was one of her most dynamic presentations in recent times, celebrated actor Rituparna Sengupta on Wednesday said she would love to have a sequel on the female protagonist`s life.

"Haven`t thought about this earlier… but yes there can be another film, a sequel to Charulata 2011… about what happens to her later… But that is the director`s call," Rituparna told PTI after launching the DVD of the film `Charulata 2011`.

Director Agnidev Chatterjee said the idea of a sequel to `Charulata 2011` could be thought of. "People may be interested to know what happens to Chaiti afterwards."

Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore`s `Nastanirh`, Charulata 2011 is a modern take on the classic directed by Satyajit Ray which got the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1965.

"It is one of the few most dynamic characters… I found it interesting and very intense at the same time. It will now reach a larger audience, who have seen at theatres and who haven`t," Rituparna said.

"Though it is Charulata and the basic inspiration is the same, the treatment is different," the director, also present at the launch, said about the film, the DVD of which was made available by Dhoom.

Rituparna said, "In Charulata 2011 as well as `Teen Kanya` (Agnidev`s next film) my characters are substantial."

She said in `Teen Kanya`, having no similarities with Ray`s famed film of the same name, she essayed the role of a journalist. There were two other women characters played by National award recipient Ananya Chatterjee and Miss India East 2010 Unnati Davara.

"For the journo`s role I have drawn references from you people (media) but hats off to my other co-stars – Ananya has done a very intense job. Unnati is also good," she said.