Konkona Sen Sharma will be seen playing the character of Mrs Talvar in Meghna Gulzar-directed Talvar. Talking about the subject of the film, she opines that such heinous crimes have always been committed but now, because of social media, the news spreads much faster. “For ages we have known the fact that usually when such murders occur, most of the time the victim is known to the murderer. In the film, however, we are taking the story ahead from the investigators’ point of view. Two different investigative theories are being followed and the outcomes are open for discussion. We are not solving the case as such,” she says.
Pointing at our legal system the actress quips, “Our legal system is surely competent enough. But in this case, there have been quite a few mistakes made by the Noida police, several pieces of evidence have been presented incorrectly and some evidence has even been tampered with, contaminated or misplaced altogether. It is not an open and shut case, thus the case has attracted a lot of viewers too. Having said that, I know that the entire police department works very hard to fulfil their duties to the best of their abilities. But sometimes, I think we are allowed to express ourselves if we feel that things have not gone in the proper direction.”
Talking about her cinematic journey, she adds happily, “I am grateful that I have got good work so far. Also, I am happy and excited to get meaningful roles even today.” Having done Bengali films too, she shares, “I am very comfortable doing Bengali films because it’s my mother tongue, which enables me to emote well, and my home is there too. When I shoot on home ground, it feels nice as I can meet my folks there as well.”
On whether she would ever consider working in the South Indian film industry she says, “Since I do not know the language, that will be the only reservation for me. Although several actors have worked in films down South, I feel unsure of whether I will be able to emote and act as exuberantly as I do in Hindi and Bengali films.”
Has she ever received any Hollywood offers? “I did get an offer a couple of years ago but nothing exciting has come to me so far,” she reveals. The actress, who is also busy penning a script at the moment, affirms that she would love to work under the direction of her mother again and adds, “I would surely like to direct myself too, at a later stage. I am in the process of writing the script.”
Konkona is enjoying the process of motherhood right now, too. “My son has grown up. He is four now, and I have been working since he was two years old. I am used to it, since my mom also worked when I was a child, leaving us back at home. I have a nice nanny who takes care of Haroon in my absence. My sister is also at home. Above all, Haroon’s father is there to look after him while I am away on work. Motherhood is exhausting, but you get to know the deeper ramifications of it as you go along. You become more understanding once you become a mom,” she avers.