Seema Biswas to strip for Tomorrow

Ranchi : She famously stripped naked for her debut film Bandit Queen 17 years ago and acclaimed actress Seema Biswas will go nude on screen again for her latest, Tomorrow, which explores the underworld of Mumbai. The 46-year-old actress said that those scenes in her first film, including a gang-rape, were tough but she went ahead to bring Phoolan Devi, the infamous dacoit, to life.

“ Bandit Queen was like reliving the life of Phoolan Devi and she was gang-raped. However, many people saw sex and glamour even in that crime. I tried to be as convincing and real as possible for my viewers,” the National Award winning actress said. It was again in the pursuit of a realistic portrayal that the actress agreed to film the scenes in Tomorrow where she plays the mother of a young man, caught between the forces of terrorism and the underworld.

“It was the requirement of the story and I agreed,” said Biswas who began her career on stage and was spotted by Bandit Queen director Shekhar Kapur while on stage in Khoobsoorat Bahu, a play produced by NSD Repertory Company. The actress has since gone on to prove her versatility in a variety of roles and languages, including films in Marathi, Malayalam, Assamese and Tamil.

“I want to do different roles as I don’t want to be typecast,” said Biswas adding that her upcoming films are as different from each other as chalk and cheese. While Rahul Dholakia’s Society is a comedy revolving around an apartment, Tomorrow is a dark thriller, which traces the various terror attacks on Mumbai, from the 1993 blasts to 26/11 attacks in 2008. – PTI

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