What quality in the script made you accept the role?
It touched me...it’s a film with a lot of heart. I play the younger of three siblings, which is also true of me in real life.
Was working with a female director any different from working with a male one?
I don’t know if it’s to do with gender, different people bring in different qualities. Sangeeta Datta had a musical touch about her.
Did it help that the director was a Bengali?
To an extent, as the film had a Bengali background; Rabindrasangeet, Bengali dialogue.
How was the comfort level working with your mother?
It’s easier working with someone who doesn’t know you. With mum it’s difficult getting dressed for a wedding, let alone doing a film!
Do you feel you’ve grown as an actress from the time when your mom gave you tips?
Oh yes—in my understanding and choice of scripts, camera angles, choice of...