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No space for me in mainstream commercial cinema: Tannishtha


Mumbai: Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, known for her roles in offbeat films like “Jal”, “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain” and “Brick Lane”, feels there is no space for her in mainstream commercial cinema.

“I have not been offered anything that is good. The kind of films that mostly happen, I think they have very little for me to do… There is no space for me. So I am happy doing independent films,” Tannishtha told PTI.

“The role or film should be such that it should give justice to my talent. I love films like ‘Tanu Weds Manu’,” she said.

The 35-year-old actress, however, still looks to balance her career with both independent and commercial films.

“I would love to do a mainstream commercial film. The length of the role doesn’t matter to me. I want to balance both independent and commercial films,” she said.

The actress admires the work of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. “I am a huge fan of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, his movies are a celebration, there is Indianness in his films. I am waiting to see ‘Bajirao Mastani’. He is par excellence,” she said.

Tannishtha, whose latest film “Angry Indian Goddesses” opened to positive reviews, is looking forward to the release of her next, “Chauranga”, on January 8 next year.
Co-produced by Onir and Sanjay Suri, the social drama marks the feature directorial debut of writer-director Bikas Ranjan Mishra.

The film was developed at the Screenwriters’ Lab, organised by National Film Development Corporation. It received appreciation on various platforms, like Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles and Mumbai Film Festival.


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