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I am greedy for interesting roles: Swastika Mukherjee

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

says she will play the complex character of a single working mother of a differently abled child in the upcoming Bengali film ' and Cosmos'.

Swastika, who describes herself as a 'greedy actress' in search of intriguing roles, told that "my status as a single mom perhaps helped me when I was relating to the script."

"An extracts from every type of real life experience from her own life depending on the character and the demands from the character," said the who appeared in films like 'Family Album', 'Regency' and 'Byomkesh Bakshy'.

On 'And Cosmos', she said, "In my opinion it is one of the very few films which has seriously delved into the issue of autism."

Describing it as an important step to take up the issue of autism in the film, said, "Ritwika Pal essays the role of a special child in the film and I play her mother."

Showering compliments on Ritwika, Mukherjee, who enacted the role of Kiya's mother Diya Chatterjee, said "she had entered into the zone of a special child two-three months before shooting began and I sometimes used to forget she is not ... "

"I even used to tell her to behave normally when the camera was not rolling."

Recalling that did not get much financial help at the initial stage of shooting and had to take recourse to 'crowdfunding' before getting a as the shooting progressed, said, "I always back young directors if the subject sounds interesting."

"The more (varied characters), the better for me," she said.

Ritwika said, "The scenes between me and Ma'm had lots of emotional quotient. There was serious communication between two souls and hence the scenes took so much time. Her was infectious."

"We have to make people aware that autism is not a taboo and every kind of autism is not the same." she said.

'and Cosmos' will be release on March 29

Mukherjee whose role in her first Marathi film 'Aaron had been critically acclaimed, said "a little more work is left" in her second Bollywood project without giving further details.

The film, directed by Mukesh Chhabra, is the Hindi remake of 'Fault In Our Stars'.

"I am now like a daily passenger travelling on Kolkata-route," she said.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 12:05 IST