Interview - Actress Reshmi Ghosh - Heroine of Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie PA MA GA RE SA (2009)

WashingtonBanglaRadio.com Exclusive Reshmi Ghosh interview. Reshmi Ghosh is a popular Kolkata Bengali Movie (Tollywood), Hindi (Bollywood) and Television actress, and was crowned Miss India in 2002. Reshmi has the played the lead role of Paromita in the latest Bengali Cinema PaMaGaReSa. Subhomoy Mukherjee, WBRi Kolkata News correspondent, chats with Reshmi on the day Pa Ma Ga Re Sa was launched in theaters in Calcutta.

Actress Reshmi Ghosh PictureReshmi Ghosh on returning to the Kolkata Bengali Movie industry: "After Miss India, I did many work in Bombay, then I did a Bengali film with Jeet, and after that I was working in Bombay - I am very successful in Bombay in the Television media, I did many serials and all - I am better known as Bhoomi in the circuit because of Kyonki Saas [Bhi Ek Bahu Thi] - and then this offer came while I was doing Nach Baliye, of Pa Ma Ga Re Sa. I never shifted base to Kolkata - Kolkata is anyway my base - it's my hometown - and that's how achanak I got the offer and I loved the project, the story and everything and I said why not - let's do it. And then I got so involved with the film, and today it's the release, yesterday was the premiere, and a lot of attention, nervousness ..."

On her deglamorized role in Pa Ma Ga Re Sa, Reshmi says: "Dekhiye - see - for me, what is glamour? It doesn't matter. Anyway people have seen me looking glamorous on screen many a times over so many years now. But for me what mattered is the role and my performance. If I am doing a good job ... and Hello ! By the way - when people have seen me on screen they have said you are looking beeeautiful ! ... that's the reason if you feel it's a deglamorized role I feel it was quite a glamorized role - glamorous in the sense it was highly full of performance - lot's of versatality in the role - and I enjoyed it!"

About the character Paromita played by Reshmi in Pa Ma Ga Re Sa: "It was quite an interesting character for which I said yes - initially they had offered me the character of Rai seeing me on screen glamorous wearing short dresses and everything - then I said enough of it - if I have to do - that too in Kolkata - I want to look proper Bengali, I want to speak proper Bengali, no English no nothing, karon aami Bangali"

Reshmi and our interviewer Subhomoy Mukherjee then switch to Bengali, and Reshmi continues "Ami Banglar meye, ami Kolkatar Meye ..." and do on.

Watch the complete interview video.

PaMaGaReSa
Bengali, 2009
Direction: Surajit Dhar.
Cast: Bickram Ghosh, Rohit Roy, Reshmi Ghosh, Gouri Karnik, Barun Chanda, Saswata Chatterjee, Tanushree Shankar, Biswajit Chakraborty, Rupam Chakraborty
Music direction: Rajesh Roy
Release date: 11th December, 2009
Music on: Purple Music
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