First of Many: Konkona Sen Sharma revisits Ek Je Aachhe Kanya


3. What was your first project? Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. My mother told me this is her arsenal. 2. I remember I was on the cover. It was a copy of Hollywood film Crush, about a psychotic teenager who is obsessed with an older man. I was more compassionate in my approach. I’d been on my mother’s film sets. But I do remember as a child, having read Gone with the Wind, I was very taken by the character of Scarlett O’Hara. What I remember is that I had to shoot on a bicycle and I didn’t know how to ride one. Even though it was set in 1860, I felt it was a very unusual depiction of a woman who does things on her own terms. I read the script and found it to be quite a bold role. We shot in Calcutta – some of it was in a studio, some of it was real location. 4. I don’t think I have that raw kind of instinct that I had at that time, which worked well for the part. I was quite a snob, and this film was a commercial potboiler. Despite being born to ace actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen, Konkona says she never wanted to become an actor. So it’s was a negative role. That was very helpful because then I wasn’t judging her. I don’t really remember what the first shot was. Also, I always had this at the back of my mind, that I’m not going to do this for the rest of my life. It did very well, and I got some regional awards also. The director of Ek Je Aachhe Kanya, Subrata Sen saw my picture and got in touch with me when I was in Delhi. So, how did she end up as one eventually? There was a cover story they did on youth suicides. I never wanted to become an actress. When I was 19,  I did my first film as an adult – a Bengali movie titled Ek Je Aachhe Kanya (Once There Was a Girl). Initially, I was very judgmental about this girl. Subrata said he had a script, and asked me to read it. My mother used to run a women’s magazine called Sananda. I tried to learn, but I was terrible. Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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December 2, 2020 7:40:37 am

Konkona Sen Sharma starrer Bengali film Ek Je Aachhe Kanya released in 2001. I didn’t think too much about it honestly. I did some college plays here and there, but I had no serious interest in being an actress. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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Konkona Sen Sharma I remember my mother saying that it’ll be very challenging. (Photo: Express Archives and Ultra Cinema/YouTube)National Award-winning actor Konkona Sen Sharma has been part of the film industry for almost three decades, having started as a child artiste in Bengali films. How many retakes did you take? And then I started feeling very sorry for her. How did it come to you?https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
I did a small part at the age of four in Bengali film Indira, which featured my mother in the lead role. One film or role that inspired you to become an actor? Because I was from this world, I was very comfortable. If given a chance to go back to your debut role, what would you like to change? Were you nervous? I had done three-four films as a child actor. What do you remember of your first day on set? 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. She doesn’t know anything else or how to get attention. I was very uncomfortable with her sexuality because I was not even comfortable with my own sexuality at that age. I was studying theatre at that time. Of course, now I feel there are many better roles and characters, but at that impressionable age, it had left quite an impression on me. So my mother really helped me, right from how to stand to what to do, my look and everything. After that, I did many small roles in my mother’s films and other movies. I did that during the summer vacations between my second and third year at Delhi University. So there was no fear of the camera or a film set. And I also had to use a gun. Also Read | First of Many: Gajraj Rao | Vivek Oberoi | Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub | Rajpal Yadav | Rajeev Khandelwal | Govind Namdev | Neena Gupta | Pankaj Tripathi | Satish Kaushik | Mohit Raina | Shahid Kapoor | Anang Desai | Jimmy Sheirgill | Tabu | Harsh Chhaya | Gaurav Gera | Saurabh Shukla | Deepak Dobriyal | Seema Pahwa | Annup Sonii | Sayantani Ghosh | Annu Kapoor | Ajay Devgn | Vishal Malhotra | Rahul Khanna | Ashutosh Rana | Jaaved Jaaferi | Ashwath Bhatt | Varun Badola | Renuka Shahane | Taapsee Pannu | Manoj Bajpayee | Milind Soman | Rajkummar Rao | Akhilendra Mishra | Rohit Roy | Suchitra Pillai | Gulshan Grover | Abhay Deol | Ashwini Kalsekar | Adil Hussain | Shweta Tiwari | Purab Kohli | Mita Vasisht | Vipin Sharma | Divya Dutta | Jaideep Ahlawat | Archana Puran Singh | Daya Shankar Pandey | Hina Khan | Rajesh Tailang | Urvashi Dholakia | Manish Chaudhari | Sheeba Chadha | Karanvir Bohra | Bhairavi Raichura | Pratik Gandhi
5. You get away with a lot because you’re innocent. Here’s what Konkona shared about landing her first film as an adult:
1. So I had to train for both.