Nandita Das

  1. Manisha Koirala,Mann, 1998.    One story insisted that Das was uncomfortable starring in a commercial masala film- or aboutripping off the famous script.  From… well, take your pick…  Irene Dunne in Love Affair, 1938; Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember, 1956; or Annette Bening in Love Affair,  1994.   Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Tabu also fled.
  2. Lisa Ray, Water, India, 2005.    Nandita completed some scenes as Kalyani when threats and demos by Hindu fundamentalists shuttered the film.  Four years later, director Deepa Mehta resumed shooting the end of her “elemental trilogy”   – in Sri Lanka – with a new Kalyani.

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