Pretty Riya Sen! Her dreamy eyes and starry gaze make men go weak in the knees, alright....
Needless to say, that makes the rest of the gals go green with envy. But what's really annoys this 'Sen'-sation at times is comparison. Nah, not with her talented sibling, Raima, but with none other than Aishwarya Rai. Responding to the suggestion for the umpteenth time, Riya Sen says, "I'm immune to it now. Ash is gorgeous and she's indeed the most beautiful woman in Bollywood. But I would want to have my own identity and hear people say that 'Riya Sen is good with all that she has'." Yeah, that you are, Riya, but being compared to the best beauty in the world just goes to show how good you really are. Food for some 'beautiful' thought, eh? But in talent does she compare with Priyanka?
Yep she is a pretty girl...good enough to be compared with Ashwaryia. And at 5' 1" the Indian actor is petite enough to fit into the very small car Tata Nano!
Gorgeous Riya Sen has developed a fascination for jewellery designing. Ironically, Riya has never been interested in jewellery and she would often get bored whenever her mama Moon Moon Sen took her along to the jewelers for shopping. Even after she began her movie career, Riya never wore much jewellery except on very special occasions.
Although she never had much inclination towards it, Riya decided to begin jewellery designing. And her main inspiration is said to be her grandmother Suchitra Sen’s antique jewellery, which is still with their family. Riya says she will refer to her dadi’s jewellery while creating her own designs, but that doesn’t mean that she will copy designs. She also adds that most of her designs will be of diamond jewellery, but quite reasonably priced.
She plans to begin with simple trinkets like earrings, pendants and bracelets. Later on she will move on to wedding jewellery. Whenever Riya is not shooting for a movie nowadays, she sits on her laptop working on the designs.
And where there's a movie star there's a scandal:
Actor Riya Sen finally breaks her silence on the steamy MMS clip featuring lookalikes of her and former boyfriend Ashmit Patel
Much before the hullabaloo created by the Mallika Sherawat MMS clip, it was Bengali siren Riya Sen who was in the eye of a storm courtesy a steamy MMS video that featured lookalikes of her and then boyfriend, actor Ashmit Patel. Riya, who'd gone underground soon after, has resurfaced on the social scene, post "some introspection." The actor has laid her demons to rest. "I thought there were people waiting to pull me down. Surprisingly, the support I got from all quarters was amazing. I am stepping out with more confidence and respect than ever before. I feel like it's my second beginning, my second life," says the actor.
Getting into a reflective mood, Riya says neither she nor her family have seen the MMS clip, not even sister Raima, who's closest to her. Riya came to know of it through friends, "I can't recall who told me about it, but my first reaction was how do I handle the situation.' Another important thought that struck me was about facing my parents. But, I am lucky to have such wonderful parents. The topic hasn't been broached at home, at all. My parents have helped me overcome this disturbing phase. Anyone in my place would have had a nervous breakdown. It was a phase, so dreadful that I just want to forget it," she says.
"I'm now immune to the entire scandal," says Riya. Does she think Ashmit was responsible for the lookalikes MMS clip? "Everybody around me says it's him. But I don't want to believe it..." she muses. "Anyway, I don't care."
The actor believes that post the scandal she's become wiser and stronger. "I trust people more than ever today. How can I not? I was overwhelmed by everybody's love and support. I've started to value and respect people more than ever. My belief in God has grown," says Riya.
She laughs, when asked if it's her wild child image that made her an easy target for controversy? "My reputation preceded me in Mumbai. In retrospect, I think that image stuck to me because I took things lightly and never cared about people's perceptions."