Celebrated actor Jaya Ahsan is all geared up for the release of her new Indian Bengali film titled Crisscross directed by Indian filmmaker Birsa Dasgupta. The film, starring Jaya in one of the five leading roles, is scheduled to hit cinemas in India on August 10.
Produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, Crisscross is an adaptation of Smaranjit Chakraborty’s 2014 novel of the same name.
A teaser of the film has been released this on Saturday. Then, Jaya, in a video message on Facebook, revealed, “Crisscross is a story of five fighting women. My character’s name is Miss Sen. Her life is full of complexities. She has stubbornly chosen a life of solitude.”
A song of the film has also been released on YouTue on Sunday afternoon.
According to an Indian media outlet, in this women-centric film directed by Birsa Dasgupta, Jaya will be seen as Miss Sen, an independent businesswoman who runs an ad agency quite efficiently. While speaking about her character in the film she said, “You can’t just limit the personality of Miss Sen as a man or a woman. That’s why I loved the character. It has also brought loneliness upon me to prove that I am self-dependent. But there is a twist. As the film progresses, my character also feels the need of a friend.”
Interestingly, Jaya’s role was initially offered to Swastika Mukherjee but she rejected the offer as the content didn’t look convincing to her. ‘Crisscross’ also stars Mimi Chakraborty, Nusrat, Sohini Sarkar and Priyanka Sarkar in pivotal roles.
Meanwhile, Jaya Ahsan’s first home production Devi, which releases in September, has been creating quite the buzz in Kolkata and Bangladesh since its announcement. The film is based on a novel by renowned Bangladeshi writer Humayun Ahmed.
Jaya will also star in Kaushik Ganguly’s Bijaya, which is a sequel to the 2017 hit Bishorjon.