Rimi Sen, who made a sensational splash in Yash Raj Films’ ‘Dhoom’, is making a comeback with an upcoming music video. This venture will be directed by Prerna Arora and Produced by Salman M Shaikh (BayFilms). Shooting will commence on April 12.
In the words of Rimi Sen, “As you all know, I have been away from the movies and film industry, and the sole reason behind that is – I tried so many things, different kinds of movies, but I never could achieve that creative satisfaction which I was looking for all this while.”
She added, “I never wanted to work for money. I always wanted to work for my creative satisfaction. That was my only goal. I was confused back then and I started working only with big banners, big actors, where I never paid any attention to my role and I made a big mistake that time.”
She went on to say, “But later on when I realized, but a few years down the line, I realized that I can’t go on like this. I have to step back for a little while. I will have to resign from my career for a while. And I started to approach directors like Sriram Raghavan and others for films. Then I did films like ‘Johnny Gaddar‘ and ‘Sankat City’, but unfortunately, they didn’t work well at the box office.”
Elaborating further, she said, “I then realized, to get creative satisfaction, you don’t have to always act, you can direct, you can be a producer as well. Now, things have opened up for everyone with the emergence of OTT platforms. So, I thought of being a producer. I made a film called ‘Budhiya Singh won’t Run,’ which fetched us a National Award in 2015. Then I was quite satisfied with the response that ‘Budhiya Singh’ got.”
Talking about Prerna Arora, Rimi said, “Actually, I knew her for quite a long time. However, we lost touch somehow as she was busy with her work, and I was busy with mine. Being a woman with no creative background, no ‘filmi’ background, she has done and proved alone that a lot of people won’t be able to. I respect her for that.”
Prerna Arora is equally excited about this collaboration. Excitedly, Prerna added, “Rimi and I connected. We gelled very well. She is an extremely beautiful and talented woman. I can’t wait for the shoot to start.”