Neetu Chandra plays Indian Goddess in Greek film

PTI, PANAJI | 27 November 2013 20:00 IST

After being part of Bhojpuri, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films, actress Neetu Chandra has made her debut in a Greek movie in which she plays an Indian Goddess of Love.

Titled 'Block 12', the film directed by Kyriacos Tofarides, has been included in the Cinema of the World section of IFFI this year.

"This script was written five years back. This is my first international film and I play an Indian goddess in the film. It's a beautiful love story," Chandra said.

'Block 12' is based on the issue of how big powers manipulate the resources and people of the country. The film is a political, allegorical comedy with plenty of surrealism, social satire and magical realism.

When asked about the difference she found in filmmaking in India and Greece, the 29-year-old actress said, "Every industry has its own ups and downs but people over there are much disciplined. They start their shoot on time. But the film industry in India is much richer than the Greeks."

Tofaridez said that he chose Chandra after recommendations from his Indian co-producers.

"My co-producers are in India they suggested me some actress and then I ended up selecting Neetu," he said.

Tofarides also said that India has a great history in cinema and was impressed by the Hindi movie 'Mother India' and others which depict deep values of Indian society. The Cyprus-born director said that in comparison to Greek films, India produces many films on diversified issues.

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