Sunday, December 24, 2006

Riya Sen and Koena Mitra: Two Bengali Rising Stars of Bollywood

Riya Sen and Koena Mitra are two Bengali rising star after Rani Mukherjee. Riya comes from a celebrity family as her grandmother Suchitra Sen is one of the greatest Bengali actresses of Bengali films. Her mother Moon Moon Sen was also an actress and her father is a member of a Tropura Royal family. On the other hand, Koena comes from a normal Bengali family who has learned dancing from the very beginning of her life. However, these two potential figures have recently acted in a movie named ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’ and there is a rhumor that the relation between these two actresses is cool despite the similarity of their origin. These two actresses, however, has rejected and it claimed that it is a made-up story and their relationship is good. I am quoting some of the lines from a Hindustan Times report:

According to Koena, “Yes, there were some strange reports, but it was all media-created. Or maybe it was the work of people who have no other work and want publicity. And to think of it, this gossip started after we had finished shooting for the film,” she retorts.

So, is she on good terms with Riya? “Of course we are. We don’t meet often and neither do we have the same group of friends but we were always very polite on the sets.

"We would often sit and have lunch together. I won’t deny that controversies do change relationships but I am sure there isn’t any misunderstanding with her,” asserts Koena. Why didn’t she clarify her stand? “I didn’t wish to. I couldn’t take the risk of being misquoted again,” she says.

As for Riya, she claims to be equally at sea about the controversy. “I think it was some people’s way of cashing in on my celebrity status,” she says. “I maintained my silence all through on this issue.”

But wouldn’t it have been better to clarify the misunderstanding? “What’s the need? And there are no misunderstandings. I just don’t wish to retaliate. In this industry, if you are known, a thousand people try to pull you down.”

As a matter of interest, both Koena and Riya claim they are too young and beautiful to need any kind of cosmetic procedure.

It will be good for both of the actresses to have a nice relation between them as both of them are working in the same industry and most important both of them are from same Bengali region. I hope, they will have a good career in the film industry.