The role of a bisexual to be played by Koena Mitra in a Hollywood film

Mumbai, April 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Koena Mitra, a Bengali by origin, is a model turned actress of Bollywood; she is lately heard to do her debut role in a Hollywood film called ‘The Story of Naomi’. She had been on a lookout for such an offer from Hollywood, and she finally got one. It is a strange role according to the Indian norms. She will play the leading role as a bisexual woman in the movie. The 27 years old Indian actress is a strong-headed girl and whatever she decides to do, she makes sure she gets it. This determination of hers has helped her bag the role in Hollywood.

Koena has acted in several movies of Bollywood. She made her debut in Bollywood films thorugh the movie ‘Road’. Later, she acted in Dhool, Musafir, Blackmail, Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, Insan, Shaadi No. 1, Cash, Apna Sapna Money Money, Agar, Heyy Babyy, Ayan, Anamika and Asal. She shot to fame through the movies Musafir and Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena.

‘The Story of Naomi’ is directed by Ash Gupta, a fashion photographer, and is produced by Michael Hirshenson who made a name for himself through his films, ‘When Harry met Sally’ and ‘The Princess Bride’. According to him, he chose Koena because of her international looks. The responsibility of her success in and through the movie has been laid on her. He said that all depended on how much hard work and discipline she put into her role.

To act as a bisexual woman is a difficult role for Koena Mitra and she needs to put in extra effort to understand the role so as to act it out the right way where she will be shown attracted to a woman as well to a man. The other actors in the movie are Chris Devicchio and Kevin Sorbo.

Kevin is of the fame of ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’ and will act as Koena’s husband in ’The Story of Naomi’.

Koena, who was so keen to get an entry in Hollywood, has put in real good effort towards training  in the accent and other matters (which should mean learning and conforming to the Western lifestyle, culture and customs needed for a Hollywood film) for which she even attended classes).

Koena is tight-lipped about the story and the plot of ‘The Story of Naomi’ except that it is a romantic drama. The little information that is available is that the life of a married couple (Kevin Sorbo and Koena Mitra) is jeopardized by Koena’s feelings towards another woman. About her bisexual role, Koena says that she has no problem dating anyone who is good-looking indicating whether it is a man or a woman it really does not matter to her when it comes to dating, only that they should be good looking. The first of the posters of ‘The Story of Naomi’ shows Koena and another woman locked in an embrace so most likely the focus of the story is on bisexuality.

According to Ash Gupta, the movie will be completed in the summer of 2011.