From the Bengali Big Screen to Hollywood Heartthrob, Rituparna and Priyanka Chopra Production Team Up for Box Office Success


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, Aug. 26, 2022 / — Rituparna Sengupta, known as ‘Heartthrob of Bengali Cinema’ is not only an acclaimed award-winning actress in India, having starred in over 200 Bengali films but also continues to make headlines in Hollywood. More recently, Sengupta teamed up with Purple Pebble Pictures (PPP) – Priyanka Chopra’s production company – for their first Bengali language venture “Brishtir Oppekhyayy” (Waiting For The Rains) by Bibash Mukherjee.

Take a closer look at how Chopra and Sengupta – actress, dancer, producer, writer, philanthropist and entrepreneur – continue to make global headlines and hearts sink in both Bengali and Hollywood.

Priyanka Chopra had a vision to produce low-budget films and promote emerging writers, actors, directors and technicians. Based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Chopra has launched PPP and will produce “Brishtir Oppekhyayy” with Sengupta.

“I want to work with new talent. I want to make small films with new directors, new writers and new actors. I know getting a foothold in the industry is hard and what a struggle it is. I will produce all kinds of of regional cinema films too. I’ve always maintained that promoting regional cinema is important.”—Chopra on his plans for the company [Source:]

She and Priyanka’s mother, Dr. Madhu Chopra, have already recorded the film’s title, and production is underway.

“PPP has always been at the forefront of promoting regional films. As a producer, Priyanka wanted good stories to reach audiences, especially films depicting local culture and ethnicity for global audiences. Bengali film details are being finalized and the film will be released soon. – Dr. Madhu Chopra [Source:]

It’s no wonder these two female icons teamed up to develop this film. Sengupta is one of the highest paid actresses in the Bengali film industry. Her list of accomplishments is as impressive as her accolade from the Indian government which notably honored the beloved actress with a postage stamp bearing her likeness.

Some of her most notable achievements include but are not limited to the following: Named “Power Icon” in 2021, Business Women of Worth 2019, Times Power Women 2021, National Film Award for Best Actress, Award for Best actress for The Parcel by North America Bengali Conference in Las Vegas, commended by the New York State Assembly for her contribution to cinema, Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards, Kalakar Award, Film Critics Award, NABC 2022 Awarded The Best Actress 2022, and The Highest Civilian Award by the Government of West Bengal 2022, etc.

Recently in New York, Sengupta received a proclamation on his behalf from leaders and elected officials of the Indo-American community, in which New York Congressman Tom Suozzi and New York Congresswoman Jennifer Rajkumar awarded the prestigious award for his remarkable legacy in cinema.

Sengupta’s remarkable versatility and work ethic extends far beyond the screen, as she is also a familiar face among reputable household brands that include: Pantene, iPhone1, Samsung, Pepsi, Emami Healthy and Tasty Oil, Real Estate Companies, Safed Detergent, Vivel Body Wash, Boro Plus, Nihar Naturals, Sunfeast Marie Light, etc.

From Lakme Fashion Week to working directly with designers (i.e. Neeta Lulla, Rohit Verma, Sabyasachi, Raghavendra Roa, Abhisekh Dutta, Pranay Baidya, Agnimitra Paul, Vandana Kochar, Jyoti Khaitan, Riaj Ganji , Dev and Neel and Ashley Rebello), Sengupta’s grace and fashion continue to turn heads throughout the industry.

In the process of publishing an anthology of poetry, Sengupta also wields significant influence as a columnist and film critic for local and national magazines – Anandalok, Times of India and Telegraph T2.

That’s not all, the “Ask Ritu” columnist also launched “RISTA”, a motivational program to align mind, body and soul for global audiences of all ages.

Sengupta’s production house “BHAVNA- AA JO-KAL” has produced Bengali cultural heritage and dance reality TV shows in countries like USA, UK, Bangladesh etc. In addition, short films like “WHO AM I EK ZINDAGI” on terrorism have been produced and two feature films are about to be released.

Sengupta is the brand ambassador of the “Global Fund for Environmental Development” as well as the social ambassador for organizations, NGOs, women’s organizations and social causes for the blind, deaf and thalassemia, orphanages , nursing homes, etc.

During the pandemic, Sengupta hosted a talk show for “Colors Asia Pacific,” where she talked about mental health and its importance in maintaining our relationship with ourselves and the world around us.

As an avid dancer, Sengupta is not only an avid choreographer and performer, but also avidly pursues “Dance as Therapy” to further her humanitarian endeavors.

Ruth Davis
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