After turning producer with yet to release Love Breakup Zindagi, actress Dia Mirza now wants to venture into direction. The 29-year old actress, who debuted with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein in 2001, has been part of films like Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge, Tehzeeb, Dum and Pareenita, wants to make socially relevant films. She is now one of the youngest producers with Born Free Entertainment, her production house with Sahil Sangha and Zayed Khan. Mirza is currently focusing on Love Breakup Zindagi.
“As soon as my production venture gets over I want to direct next. As we have a dearth of good scripts in the industry, I will make a ‘people driven film’. Being a slice of life person, I strongly feel that our films should be socially relevant,” Mirza told PTI. In 2000, she completed the hat-trick of India winning international pageants when she won the Miss Asia Pacific title along with Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra for Miss Universe and Miss World title respectively.
While Chopra and Dutta are counted among one of top actresses in the industry, Mirza could not touch the same heights. But the actress says she is not greedy in life. “I am quite clear that what I need to do in my life. I am not greedy like others and that’s the reason I survived in the industry. For me, success is relative. It completely depends upon your perception,” Mirza said.
The actress has paired up with Zayed in the movie, whose first look will be shown during the upcoming IIFA weekend in Toronto. Mirza said the film was shot in real locations. “We shot in many locations of Delhi and Mumbai. It was a kind of challenge for all of us as there are so many aspects that needs to be taken care of. Though it was interesting to shoot in real locations because it adds a lot of character to the film. It also imparts a certain kind of life into the characters as compared to the sets”. Before starting the film, they attended a one and half month workshop with theatre director Barry John. Agencies