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Michigan, USA, March 17, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Sreelekha Mitra is a remarkable actress and a widely known name in the worlds of Bengali and Indian cinema, television and advertisement. Her memorable performances in award winning films like Mondo meyer upakhhan (DVD), Kantatar (DVD), Tolly Lights (DVD), Smiriti Medur are just to name a few.
Sreelekha kindly spared some time out of her busy schedule to talk to Bidisha on WBRi. We are confident you will spend a wonderful time listening to Sreelekha talk about herself, her recent Hindi film Ardhangini Ek Ardhsatya and other upcoming films.
Sreelekha’s association with acting has been there since her childhood days. Her father was a member of a group theater - acting is likely in her genes. Even during her childhood days she had immense satisfaction in being associated with acting.
About her recent film, Ardhangini Ek Ardhsatya which is based on Rabindranath Tagore's Ghare Baire, Sreelekha says that the film should be enjoyed on it's own merits, and the fact the story was previously made into a film by Satyajit Ray should be completely erased off the mind while watching Reema Mukherjee's adaptation. Reema Mukherjee is the director of this new Hindi film and she being a debutant director should be spared comparison with stalwarts like Ray.
Sreelekha is not new to the Hindi film industry and hence her chemistry with other actors in the film who belong to non-Bengali speaking film-fraternity was also Excellent. She has shared her screen space with actors like Subrata Dutta, Subodh Bhave, Reema Lagoo and Varsha Usgaonkar and she calls it a pleasant experience.
Sreelekha will invariably be compared with Swatilekha Sengupta (who played the role of Bimala in Ray’s Ghare Bairey). Sreelekha is to be commended by us all for her openness to taking criticisms and comparisons till the time it is portrayed in the correct light, not just because there has to be some criticism.
Her working experience with superstar Aamir Khan in a commercial for Coke had been a wonderful experience. She has always been an admirer of his work, his perfectionism and his commitment towards work and she enjoyed thoroughly working with him. For her, it was a dream come true because when she was asked about her choice of actors in the Hindi Film Industry, she had taken the name of Aamir Khan and she had this commercial for her.
Apart from Ardhangini Ek Ardhsatya, Sreelekha has quite a few more films coming up this year - we all eagerly await to watch Sreelekha Mitra in films like 7 days, Uro Chithi, Kalidas O Chemistry, Mondo Meye Bhalo Meye and so on.
The following films starring Sreelekha Mitra are available in the USA and Canada - click here to order Bengali films online >
A Tale Of A Naughty Girl / Mondo Meyer Upakkhan (2002) - Directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta; co-starring Samata Das, Rituparna Sengupta
Amader Sansar (2000) - Director: Dilip Biswas; co-starring Rituparna Sengupta, Victor Banerjee
Amar Maa (1998) - Director: Dilip Biswas; co-starring Prasenjit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta
Annadaata (2002) - Director: Rabi Kinagi; co-starring Prasenjit Chatterjee
Antartama (2008) - Soumya, Supriyo; co-starring Chiranjeet
Baba Keno Chakar (1998) - Director: Swapan Saha; co-starring Prasenjit Chatterjee, Abhishek Chatterjee
Ek Mutho Chhobi (2005) - Directors: Arghyakamal Mitra, Partha Sen, Indranil Roychowdhury, Prabhat Roy, Anjan Dutt, Kaushik Ganguly; co-starring Supriya Choudhury, Indrani Haldar, June Malia, Rupa Ganguly, Pallavi Chatterjee, Arunima Ghosh, Kamalika Banerjee, Moumita Gupta, Mousumi Saha
Hatath Bristi (1998) - Director: Basu Chatterjee; co-starring Kunal Mitra, Priyanka Trivedi
Hello Kolkata (2008) - Director: Manoj Michigan; co-starring Sudip Mukherjee
Jawab Chai (2001) - Director: Swapan Saha; co-starring Prasenjit Chatterjee, Rituparna Sengupta
Kantatar (2006) - Director: Bappaditya Bandopadhyay; co-starring Rudranil Ghosh
Krishna Kaberi (1999) - Director: Prashant Nanda; co-starring Abhishek Chatterjee, Satabdi Roy
Mahanagar@Kolkata (2010) - Director: Suman Mukherjee; co-starring Anjan Dutt, Arun Mukherjee
Nag Nagini (1998) - Director: Swapan Saha; co-starring Rituparna Sengupta, Abhishek Chatterjee
Sagar Banya (1998) - Director: Parthasarathi Joarddar; co-starring Prasenjit Chatterjee, Abhishek Chatterjee
Saptami (1997) - Director: Pallab Ghosh; co-starring Prasenjit Chatterjee, Indrani Haldar
Sath Bhai (2000) - Director: Swapan Saha; co-starring Tota Roy Chowdhury
Shreeman Bhutnath (1997) - Director: Amal Ray Ghatak; co-starring Ranjit Mullik, Chumki Chowdhury
Tak Misti Jiban (2002) - Director: Sujit Guha; co-starring Tapas Pal, Rituparna Sengupta
Teen Ekke Teen (2004) - Director: Malay Bhattacharya; co-starring Nilanjana, Koneenika
Tollylights (2008) - Director: Arjun Chakraborty; co-starring Abhishek Chatterjee