Ila Arun wants to play Mamata Bannerjee in a film

Updated: Jun 08, 2011, 12:55 PM IST

Gurgaon: Singer-actress Ila Arun, who will be seen in crossover film ‘West is West’, would like to play West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee in a film.

"If given a chance, I would love to play Mamata Banerjee in a film. I love her. She is a very intelligent women and full of life. I want to wear rubber chappals and plain saree like her and play a dynamic politician," Ila told reporters at PVR BluO in Ambience Mall, Gurgaon.

Last seen in Shyam Benegal`s national award winning film ‘Well Done Abba’, Ila will be seen playing the role of rejected and abandoned wife in ‘West is West’, which is a sequel to crossover film ‘East is East’ directed by Andy DeEmmony.

"I have enjoyed doing the role of a rejected and abandoned women in the film. I worked very hard for it and have learned Pakistani Punjabi," said Ila, who has teamed up with veteran actor Om Puri in the film, which releases June 10.