Kolkata: Hindi film actress Neha Dhupia wants to work with Rituparno Ghosh whom she counts as one of the very talented moviemakers from Bengal.

Language would not be a bar with her if she got to work under her 'favourite' director whose "Chokher Bali" she had seen and liked, Dhupia said.

"From Rituparno Ghosh's rich oeuvre and from what I have known about him, he is one director from Bengal, a land of creative people, I shall undoubtedly love to work with," The "Kyaa Kool Hai Hum" actor said.

Dhupia, the Femina Miss India winner in 2002, was in town to inaugurate a new lounge here recently.

Neha, whose performance in "Shootout at Lokhandwala" was praised by critics, said she was open to offers from other directors as well from Bengal from where so many big names came to the world of cinema, provided they were good.

About her upcoming Bollywood projects, Neha said she was enthusiastic about the Kabeer Kaushik film 'Maximum' with Sonu Sood and "Raftaar 24x7" with Imran Hasmi.

"I am now counting on these two movies which are very different in treatment and execution, and both will be released by this year," she said.

Besides Sood, 'Maximum', an action drama centering two supercops, features Naseeruddin Shah, Vinay Pathak, Mohan Agashe among others.

In Shamim Desai's Raftaar 24X7, based on the life of a famed journalist, Neha is paired opposite Emraan Hashmi, she disclosed.

Neha, who had also come up as Eva Braun in the film Dear Friend Hitler on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, rated Kolkata's party scene as very happening and very cosmopolitan reflecting good culture as evident in the selection of songs by DJs.

Neha inaugurated a poolside lounge 'Inferno' at The Chrome Hotel, a new entrant in the Kolkata party circuit.

(Agencies)