Ananya Chatterjee does not like to work with big names only

PTI| Updated: Oct 24, 2013, 12:11 PM IST

Kolkata: National-award winning actress Ananya Chatterjee feels that working only with acclaimed directors will not let her fully grow as an artiste.

Ananya came to prominence as Ritwik Ghatak`s wife in `Meghe Dhaka Tara`.

"I often dream that I would end up essaying at least a thousand characters in life. My wish remains to project as many shades of human nature as possible.

"I wish to work with good names, not necessarily big names. The roles I hadn`t portrayed so far," she said.

The actress, who was part of projects like Kaushik Ganguly`s `Laptop` and Kamaleswar Mukherjee`s `Meghe Dhaka Tara`, said one can not just go by big names.

"It is the fresh ideas which count. If there is a `Meghe Dhaka Tara`, there has to be `Jodi Love Dilena Prane`. And there is `Anyo Na`, which is the story of the extraordinariness of an ordinary housewife," she said.

`Jodi Love Dilena Prane`, directed by Abhijit uha-Sudeshna Roy, is an upcoming film set in the early `90s North Kolkata.

In `Anyo Na`, releasing tomorrow, Ananya has been paired opposite convict-turned-actor Nigel Akkara whose work in `Muktodhara` (2012) had earned him critical acclaim.

Nigel, who has already signed three Bengali films, said, "I am experimenting with my roles and looks. I consider myself as a sponge who wants to soak the most from experienced directors and cast."

`Anyo Na` also has pop legend Usha Uthup as a celebrity singer in a bar.