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Posted on Nov 07, 03:01PM | IBNS
Actress Rituparna Sengupta has been confirmed as the female lead in Hindi film Dard-E-Disco opposite Akshay Kapoor and singer-turned-actor Bappi Lahiri.
"Bapi Da is like a family, a brother, a person whom I adore and respect for what he is today. And it was an immense pleasure to share the sets with one of the most saluted music director of the nation," said Rituparna.
"I did learn a lot working with Bappi da and I look forward to an enduring relationship with him," she said.
A popular name in the Bengali film industry, the award-winning actress who has worked with stalwarts like Aparna Sen and Madhur Bhandarkar has shifted her entire base from Kolkata to Mumbai.
Her last Hindi film was Dil To Bachha Hai Ji (2011) opposite Ajay Devgn.
"Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji was a unique film, where I shared a very comfortable space playing the role of Ajay Devgn's wife," she said.
"To work with Madhur Bhandarkar is to express the true talent as an actress where you actually get a unique space where you get a podium to play the character you are portraying in the film," said Rituparna.
The actress wished Ajay Devgn for his upcoming film 'Son of Sardaar' that will release this Diwali.
"Ajay was a great co-actor from whom I have learnt a lot, working beside him was a great experience. I can say that his Son of Sardaar will be a huge success," said Rituparna.