May 10 (Calcutta Tube): Rituparna on a roll: National Award-winning Bengali movie actress and numero uno of Tollywood Rituparna Sengupta is on a roll. She is signing films left, right and centre. Some of them are yet to go on the floors, some of them are being shot, some are into post-production and some of them are lined up for release. First of all, there is Subhrajit Mitra’s Aagunpakhi ready for release. She is portraying a character she has never played before – that of a documentary filmmaker who ventures into the forests to make a film on people who have taken up arms to reclaim their rights denied to them by the powers-that-be. Then there is Suman Mukhopadhyay’s Mahanagar@Kolkata lined up for release. She plays the complex character of Rongili in the film. “I chose Rituparna for as I find her extremely versatile, committed and maturing with every film,” says Mukhopadhyay. Rituparna finished shooting for Anjan Das’ Bedeni in which she plays a dark-skinned gypsy and has also co-produced the film. She is shooting for Sanat Dutta’s Handcuff where she is paired with Mumbai-based actor Sameer she recommended to the director to pick to pay opposite her. “Handcuff is a love-revenge story where I play a university student in the first half and a lawyer in the second half.” But she is the most excited about Dulal Lahiri’s Brishtir Chhayachhobi because “I have three heroes romancing me. One of them is Sameer, one is Sagnik and the last is the strapping young hero Hiron,” she sums up. The readiness to take up any challenging role opposite any hero, veteran, young or new, is what makes her so versatile and bold.