Actress Raima Sen says her role in Children Of War, based on the violent birth of Bangladesh, “is by far the strongest and most unconventional role I have ever done on screen”.
The Godmother star plays a journalist’s wife who suffers during the genocide of 1971.
She says the role hasn’t impacted her personally, but she does feel strongly for Bangladeshis.
“After knowing the history of the genocide, I do feel strongly for the people of Bangladesh and I am more compassionate towards them. I am hoping people feel exactly what we felt after shooting for Children Of War,” she said.
“Be compassionate… towards the Bangladeshis as they have been emotionally and physically tormented and they deserve peace and harmony and well-being. We should treat them like equals and should not look down upon them,” she added.
She said director Mritunjay Devvrat helped to prepare her for the role in the movie, which also features Indraneil Sengupta, Pavan Malhotra and Victor Banerjee.
“I guess to be prepared for a role, the director’s vision is very important and Mrityunjay is a visionary. He had prepared us really well for the roles. I didn’t need to do much research on the genocide as Mrityunjay was a thorough genius on the subject,” said Sen, who has acted in Bengali films Chokher Bali and Shabdo.