‘Uma’ restores hope in humanity: Sara Sengupta

Actress Sara Sengupta, the daughter of Bengali actors Jisshu Sengupta and Nilanjana, who made her acting debut with “Uma”, says the film has the capability of restoring hope in humanity.

Directed by Srijit Mukherji, “Uma” is inspired by the story of a Canadian boy Evan Leversage, who died of cancer in 2015.

Leversage came to be known as ‘the boy who moved Christmas’ when his hometown celebrated Christmas, two months in advance, to make sure the little boy could be a part of the festivities before his death.

“I loved the story of this film. This film restores hope in humanity. To also mention my personal side I was always bullied by many and still am, probably it just does not affect me as I am a unique person and go by life as it takes me one step ahead in making myself a better person,” Sara said in a statement to IANS.

The film released on June 1.

“Uma” has also been selected for screening at the New York Indian Film Festival and the London Indian Film Festival.

–IANS ks/dc/bg