Reacting to reports that she has restricted the makers of her long-pending release "Rang Rasiya" from using without her consent new film stills featuring her, Nandana Sen says it's untrue and that she has never blocked anyone's creative freedom.
In an interview, the actress, daughter of Nobel laureate Amarta Sen, has clarified about the rumours surrounding her, about life after marriage and the kind of films she's looking forward to.
One of your favourite projects "Rang Rasiya" is finally releasing. How does it feel to have it out after so many years?
Like springtime after a long, frozen winter.
Is it true that Ketan Mehta would have to get an NOC (no objection certificate) from you before releasing the erotic content of the film? What would this mean for the film's creative freedom versus your right to privacy?
Not true at all. Ketan and I were both bewildered to read about this fictitious NOC! From the start of our talks, it was as much Ketan's choice as mine that I should be comfortable with the content of the sensitive scenes, and I took time to think it over and discuss it with my extremely supportive family, before making a decision.
Incidentally, no one from the producers, directors, or distributors side has ever been in touch with me about any publicity materials, let alone an NOC. So there was never a question of my blocking the film's creative freedom.
Has your attitude changed and is there any self-imposed censorship after marriage?
I'm very passionate about my work. My attitude as an artist remains exactly what it was when I accepted the role, which was not an easy decision. The moment for examining my feelings and fears came before I said yes, not after. "Rang Rasiya" is an important and exceptional film, and I am as committed to it and every scene in it now as I was then.