Seema Biswas to strip again after `Bandit Queen`

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011, 09:55 AM IST

Mumbai: She famously stripped naked for her debut film `Bandit Queen` 17 years ago and acclaimed actress Seema Biswas will go nude on screen again for her latest, `Tomorrow`, which explores the underworld of Mumbai.

The 46-year-old actress said that the naked scenes in her first film, including a gang rape, were tough but she went ahead in a bid to bring Phoolan Devi, the infamous dacoit, to life.

"`Bandit Queen` was like reliving the life of Phoolan Devi and she was brutally gang raped. However, many people saw sex and glamour even in that crime. I tried to be as convincing and real as possible for my viewers," the National Award winning actress told reporters.

It was again in the pursuit of a realistic portrayal that the actress agreed to film the nude scenes in `Tomorrow` where she plays the mother of a young man, caught between the forces of terrorism and the under world.

"It was the requirement of the story and I agreed," said Biswas who began her career on stage and was spotted by `Bandit Queen` director Shekhar Kapur while on stage in `Khoobsoorat Bahu`, a play produced by NSD Repertory Company.

The actress has since gone onto prove her versatility in a variety of roles and languages, including films in Marathi, Malayalam, Assamese and Tamil.

"I want to do different sort of roles as I don`t want to be typecast," said Biswas adding that her upcoming films are as different from each other as chalk and cheese.

While Rahul Dholakia`s `Society` is a comedy revolving around an apartment, `Tomorrow` is a dark thriller, which traces the various terror attacks on Mumbai, from the 1993 blasts to 26/11 attacks in 2008.

PTI