Riya Sen in Dabboo Ratnani's calendar
Riya Sen in Dabboo Ratnani’s calendar

The Indrani Mukerjea case is really a Bollywood movie waiting to happen. And obviously, everyone from Mahesh Bhatt to Rakhi Sawant has picked up on it. But turns out, Bollywood isn’t the only industry the case has garnered interest from. The Bangla film industry is all set to sink its teeth into the case. Rituparna Sengupta is going to lead the show as Indrani and lo and behold, Riya Sen is going to play the part of Sheena Bora (I can see that!).

Rituparna Sengupta, Riya Sen
Rituparna Sengupta, Riya Sen

Here are 3 things Riya said:

1. On the role…

Agnidev is a sensible filmmaker. I’m sure a topic such as this will make for a great viewing material. Sheena’s character comes across as grey and it will be a challenge for me.

2. On working with Rituparna…

The film is special because I’ll be working with Rituparna.

3. On this being a dream role…

My dad had told me if ever there were a movie about the case, I should play Sheena. So it’s like a dream and my parents are thrilled to bits.

The film will go on floors on September 27.