Aparna Sen went on to become one of India’s most accomplished filmmakers, daughter Konkona Sen Sharma is now following in her footsteps. The actress is all set to make her directorial debut with A Death In The Gunj. The film, shooting for which will start this month, stars Tillotama Shome, Ranvir Shorey, Vikrant Massey, Kalki Koechlin, Gulshan Devaiah, Tanuja and Om Puri.
Tillotama, who had earlier worked with Koko inNayantara’s Necklace, says, “Konkona is a dear friend. We haven’t started filming yet, but her approach to filmmaking has filled me with a renewed sense of vigour. The script is the protagonist of the film.I’m essaying a character called Bonnie. Gulshan and I play a couple.”
About the ensemble cast, she adds, “Being friends and having worked with Kalki and Gulshan before, makes it easier. In fact, Kalki, Ranvir and I met each other every day for two months for Macbeth’s rehearsals. So, there’s an organic sense of trust.”
Gulshan, meanwhile, is confident that Konkona will excel as director.”I’m sure Konkona will excel as a director. In fact, when she was reading us the script, she was so clear about her expectations. During the workshops, we all put in our suggestions and Konkona was willing to accept them all.”