'I like collaborating with interesting people'

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'I like collaborating with interesting people'

Looking at her body of work, one may assume that the words bold, candid and confident are ample to define actor-cum-producer Priyanka Bose.

But it is not so. The actress of Gangor fame has more to her than meets the eye. Priyanka is not only willing to go that extra mile for her character but also believes in stories of ordinary people.

While the actor in her is open to trying out an array of characters, the producer in her is eager to tap every door and unravel the stories behind them.

With a series of films in her kitty, Priyanka is also a part of the play Nirbhaya, written and directed by a South African playwright Yael Farber, based on the Delhi gang-rape incident. The play recently won the ‘Scotsman Fringe First Award’ and a ‘Herald Angel Award’ at this year’s ‘Edinburgh Festival Fringe’. 

Now the actress is keen on bringing this play to India. For her, this entire journey of being a part of the play has been an incredible one.

“The incident has been a painful one for all of us in the country. Even being a part of a project that is based on this has been a painful one because you really feel for that girl. People outside India too have appreciated the play and called it ‘revolutionary theatre’. I can’t wait for the production to come and stage it out here,” she says.

That’s not all. Soon, the actress will also be seen playing an integral part in Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla starrer Gulaab Gang. Playing the role of a tribal girl, who becomes a part of the gang, Priyanka says, “This was a fabulous team to work with especially since it was an all-women cast.

My character is a close associate of Madhuri Dixit’s character. Working so closely with Madhuri was another memorable experience. She is not only a great artiste but also an amazing person,” she says.

The actress, who has starred in films like Johnny Gaddaar, Sorry Bhai and LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha in the past, just finished working in a Hollywood film on child trafficking.
Priyanka says her goal is to make a space for herself by picking up interesting projects.

“I don’t want to restrict myself as an artiste. I don’t have a film background but I like collaborating with interesting people. I want to keep on doing that. I’m glad that films these days are paying more attention to the heroine’s character than just making her just an arm candy,” says Priyanka.

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