Sarita Choudhury’s Closet Picks

Closet Picks

Apr 15, 2022

Sarita Choudhury has been a staple of the big and small screen ever since her breakout role opposite Denzel Washington in Mississippi Masala (1991), Mira Nair’s sumptuous tale of cross-cultural romance. Since then, she’s stayed prolific. Her recent roles include a particularly imposing version of the medieval sorceress Morgan le Fay in David Lowery’s The Green Knight, an enigmatic museum curator and A.I. expert in Kogonoda’s After Yang, and a frisky, scene-stealing real-estate agent in the Sex and the City reboot And Just Like That . . . Mississippi Masala, which returns to theaters this week in New York, will make its Criterion debut in May. To celebrate the occasion, Choudhury stopped by the closet and regaled us with stories of her globetrotting adventures; while admiring a copy of L’eclisse, she recalled a spirited encounter with  the late Monica Vitti at the Venice Film Festival. The films of Satyajit Ray are near and dear to her—she tucked several away in her tote bag—and so, too, is Stephen Frears’s My Beautiful Laundrette, an at-the-time rare portrait of the Pakistani community in London, where Choudhury grew up. Click on the above video to see the other films Choudhury took home!

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