Unfortunately, the talented and sensuous actress Raima Sen has been denied her share of accolades in Bollywood despite having acted in over 21 Hindi feature films including ‘Parineeta’, ‘Dus’ and more recently the gripping thriller ‘Vodka Diaries’. As is known, Raima, who has this striking resemblance to her ‘late’ legendary actress grandmother Suchitra Sen (of ‘Aandhi’ fame), has acted in nearly 27 mostly meaningful, maverick Bengali films as well, including the iconic ‘Choker Bali’ and ‘Maach, Mishti & More’. Currently, the graceful Raima (daughter of actress M.P. Moon Moon Sen) is waiting for her Hindi-Bangla short film titled ‘Mehmaan’, which will form part of the original digital innovative content of the inter-continental ‘ZEE 5’ content hub, set to start streaming shortly.
Enthuses Raima, “It’s an exciting honour that my short film ‘Mehmaan’ is being showcased as part of the digital ‘ZEE 5’. We finished shooting in just two days in Kolkata for this 19-minute-long short film. It’s about a husband who is madly in love with his wife and then comes in the ‘guest’, following which this ‘bizarre’ factor creeps in. 'Be careful, who you let in' is the catch-line of this film,” laughs the affable actress, who has also shot for two more Hindi movies ‘Tridev’ (a spoofy comedy with a social message) and ‘Varanasi’ (based on the true story of ‘Sankat Mochan’), despite working almost non-stop for Bengali films. Meanwhile, Raima is “looking forward to her multi-layered role as a ‘journalist’ and working with highly acclaimed actor co-star Atul Kulkarni,” in an upcoming Hindi movie titled ‘Aanya’.