Exciting time for women in Bollywood: Priyanka Bose

Updated: Feb 02, 2013, 13:56 PM IST

New Delhi: `Gangor` actress Priyanka Bose, who will next be seen in Madhuri Dixit starrer `Gulab Gang`, believes it is exciting time for women in the film industry.

Priyanka`s powerpacked performance as a tribal woman in Italian director Italo Spinelli`s `Gangor` brought her international fame.

`Gulab Gang`, directed by Soumik Sen, is inspired by the story of Sampat Pal and her gang of pink saree clad women fighting social injustices but Priyanka says it is not a biopic.

"Working with Madhuri Dixit on this really amazing film `Gulab Gang` was great. It is exciting time for women in movies as characters are being written for them. Also, I grew up looking and idolising Madhuri. I have looked up to her as a dancer, actor and performer," Priyanka told reporters.

"Soumik, who is a friend, was writing the story at that time when I was working on `Gangor`. He had shared the script idea with me and I thought it would be amazing to be a part of the film. Three years later, the script changed a bit and other characters fell into place. Soumik got in touch with me again and we took it forward," says Priyanka.

She also starred in Goutam Ghosh`s latest Bengali film `Shunyo Awnko` as the lonely wife of a corporate honcho.

"My character is a parallel to the main story. She is married to this corporate guy and has everything in her life but she has lost her identity and embarks on a journey to find herself and her worth."

Priyanka says it was a learning experience to work with the veteran filmmaker.

"Goutam is amazing as a filmmaker. This is the first time he has taken on a contemporary topic. The film has been a journey for him as well. He was dealing with the digital format for the first time. I was really attentive and picked up many things from Goutam."

The actress, who has starred in films like `Johnny Gaddaar`, `Sorry Bhai!` and `LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha` in the past, just finished working on a Hollywood film on child trafficking.

Priyanka says her goal is to make a space for herself by picking up interesting projects.

"I don`t want to restrict myself as an artiste. I don`t have a filmy background but I like collaborating with interesting people. I want to keep on doing that. It`s a trial and error method but the future is like an oyster. It is what you make," says Priyanka.