Sushmita regrets not working with Rituparno Ghosh

Kolkata: Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, who is foraying into Bengali cinema with Srijit Mukherji’s “Nirbaak”, on Wednesday said she “regrets” missing the opportunity to work with national award winning filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh.

Ghosh, the maker of many acclaimed and award-winning films, died on May 30, 2013, following a heart attack.

Quizzed about her late entry into Bengali films, the Bengali beauty told the media: “This will remain a regret. Ritu da, before he passed away, was discussing a film. He was coming to Bombay quite often. That was the film I would have done. But he left us before that happened and I will regret that.”

She said Ghosh was an honest person and filmmaker.

“Not only as a human being and director, both, he was honest and he was my kind of person,” Sushmita said.

“Nirbaak” (which means speechless) also stars Jisshu Sengupta, actor-director Anjan Dutt and Ritwick Chakraborty.

The film is slated to release on May 1 and its trailer has garnered more than 100,000 views since its release earlier this month.