We heard that the atmosphere was completely Bong (Bengali) on the sets, since the director, Jaya Bachchan, Konkona Sen Sharma and you are all Bengalis.
Yes, the only thing not Bengali were our dialogues (Laughs)! We even had an unofficial fish cooking competition on the sets. Everyone would boast that their fish was the best.
We irritated Kunal Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan by speaking in Bengali. Pradeepda talks with his unit in Bengali so everybody spoke tooti footi Bengali. It was fun.
How would you describe Laaga Chunari Mein Daag?
It has everything that a Hindi film has. It's the story about a family. In our society, there is always pressure on the firstborn -- even a girl -- because she is expected to be the male of the house.
It is the journey of a girl into womanhood and her sacrifices for her family.
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