For the first time on screen, the two hot Bollywood sisters, Raima & Riya Sen will be appearing together in a movie. Riya is particularly excited by the development, “I’ve been dying to work with my sister. Although she’s a year older to me and although we look very different Raima is like my twin. We’ve been staying together in Mumbai for three years now. And there’s not a thing about our lives that we don’t share.”
The Kolkata-born girls have been in movies since they appeared as child artists in the early 90s. Riya’s first success was in Style in 2001, and she has also appeared in Shaadi No.1. More recently, she was seen in the Mollywood horror flick Ananthabhadram. She is a social activist and has been involved in Aids-awareness campaigns and in raising money for pediatric care. She has also faced controversy, and not only because of her on-screen kissing!
Raima, like her sister, is a descendant of the royal family of Tripura state. She made her debut appearance in Godmother but first caught the eye in Parineeta. She has also done well in Dus, Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd and The Bong Connection.
Riya is often seen as the wild one of the two, and Raima as the quiet one – but Riya denies this, “Most people think Raima is the sober sister while I’m the wild one. Little do they know. Raima is as crazy as I am,” she says.