New Delhi: Filmmaker-actor Nandita Das is all set to bring strong and powerful subjects to silver screen. Her next venture-‘I am’- highlights how society is intolerant towards others.

“I had signed this film a long time back. Onir, the director, is a very sensitive and wonderful person. I have always liked to work with good people and those who have the courage to bring out good strong stories. There are four stories in it, all of them are very powerful,” said Nandita, who was in the capital to receive the French honour.

The actress, who has an eight-month-old son, is not in a hurry to take up projects and is keener on directing films.

"For now, I am not doing any films. But on the direction front I have directed a film earlier and I am really looking forward to directing more and more films. I want to bring strong, powerful subjects on screen," said Nandita.

Divulging details about the movie she said, “The film is about personal choices and how we as a society are intolerant to others.

Whether it is religion, sex, identity, etc. Can we as a society be more tolerant? I explored the concept earlier in 'Fire' and in my directorial venture 'Firaaq'."

"I am impressed with the way director Onir funded 'I AM' through Facebook. It is a triumph of 400-odd people who have pooled in money to bring out this film. He rose more than Rs 10 million (Rs.1 crore) by writing about the stories of his film on the social networking site," said Nandita.

As an actress Nandita proved her mettle with complex roles in "Fire", "Earth" and "Bawandar". She has also bagged the best actress award at the Santa Monica Festival in 2001 for "Bawandar", bagged best actress award next year for "Amaar Bhuvan" at the Cairo Film Fest and also served as a Cannes jury member in 2005.

"People ask me why I don't feature in commercial films, but my reason is very simple. I am fortunate that I am able to do the kind of films, the kind of work that I love doing. I feel strongly for them and find a direct connect with them," she said.

(Agencies)