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    Konkona Sen's joke is out: I'm not really a lesbian in the film
    By Subhash K. Jha, January 9, 2009 - 11:26 IST

    So far we thought that Konkona Sen-Sharma was following in Shabana Azmi's foot steps to play a lesbian in her new film The President Is Coming. Konkona's next two releases The President Is Coming and Luck By Chance have her pretty agog. "They aren't the usual kind of films. The President Is Coming is a very funny mock-documentary I cracked up when I was doing it." The film is Konkona's own Dostana. Her character pretends to be a lesbian to get her own way.

    Konkona says, "It's a marketing strategy for the film, and I don't mind. The film's release got postponed because of 26/11. I was in Rajasthan when it happened, and was really very worried when I saw the news on TV. So, though I was lucky not to be harmed, I was shocked and disgusted…The film didn't matter at that moment. But my other film Dil Kabbaddi got released, soon after the 26/11 incident. Some people liked the film, but not too many, I admit."

    Konkona was working throughout 2008, though she didn't have that many releases. "Rituparno Ghosh's Sunglass and The President Is Coming got delayed. Now I've Zoya Akhtar's Luck By Chance. Zoya had written the script so long ago. She knew what she wanted. I play a starlet. It's quite funny. My character is the lead in B-graders and is also the 'hero ki behen'. I had to keep dressing in different costumes. While one day I was a junior artiste of the 1930's, the very next day I was a nurse! Like Farhan's character, I too play a struggler in my own right."

    Konkona has Luck By Chance coming out in January. "And then I go straight to Wake Up Sid in June. Both have me playing the formal female lead. But, to me the impact of the role has nothing to do with its size. Sometimes you do a film just because of the director."



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