Tannishtha Chatterjee who will be seen in her next Yellow Bus which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2023, spoke to Film Companion in an exclusive interview about not being a part of Bollywood and how she was never seen as desirable enough to fit in the role.
“It [Bollywood] has never exploited my talent, I have never been a part of Bollywood. I have never done a single Bollywood film, so all my films have been like this, like more international, more festivals, the directors who have taken me in India are those directors who make these alternate choices and so I have never done a single mainstream film,” Chatterjee revealed.
She further mentioned, “Of course I wanted to do that but it has always been like you don’t fit the role. It's been many years that I don't go to directors asking for work anymore. I just find it pointless.”
Chatterjee’s film Yellow Bus is directed by Wendy Bednarz and produced by Nadia Eliewat, co-produced by Guneet Monga. Yellow Bus is a story of a relentless mother on a quest to unravel the truth behind her daughter’s death that remains hidden in a school bus in the deserted region of Arabian Gulf.