Lucky to have a partner like Sahil: Dia Mirza

The lack of presence of Dia Mirza from the silver screen is often mis-assumed as being out of work but the actress-turned-producer insists is not the case as she is has very busy with the production aspect.

The 31-year-old actress, whose last acting sting was in her own 2011 debut production venture ‘Love Breakups Zindagi’, says she has stopped explaining to people who ask, ‘Where have you disappeared?’. “This industry is quick to judge, condone, celebrate… So there is a lot of pressure but I am blessed to have a partner like Sahil (Sangha) who is so patient. He has a lot of clarity in what he wants to do. I have now stopped bothering about the negativity around. Often people come up to me and ask ‘What are you doing?’, ‘Where have you disappeared?’ and I would tell them I am working!.

Dia said, “But now I have stopped explaining myself. I don’t need to justify myself. Sahil has taught me not to cave into anybody’s demand and stand by your conviction,”

Dia Mirza says the her and beau Sahil’s latest production project ‘Bobby Jasoos’, which also stars Vidya Balan, is a perfect answer to those who thought she was out of work.

Vidya Balan will be playing a role of a lady detective in the movie which is based/inspired by a true story. The shooting for the movie is likely to begin by mid-November this year. Dia says, “Two years ago there was this line that Sanyukta (writer) had read in a magazine about a girl who wanted to grow up and become a detective. We had asked her to develop something and left it there. I came back to it this year and asked her what’s happening with the script and she said it is actually her husband’s story and he still hasn’t initiated anything.”

“Then we met Samar (director) and asked why isn’t he doing anything about it. Finally after one and half year of writing we were ready with the script,” she added

Sahil wants his and Dia’s production venture ‘Born Born Free Entertainment’ to be a trust worthy brand, and this is the reason they are not rushing into picking up whatever project that comes their way. He said, “We at Born Free want to give chance to new talent, whether it is directors or actors. We didn’t want to invest in just any project and knew that our second film had to be strong. You will see Vidya in a radically different space. We are clear about one thing that our content has to be strong.”

He further added, “We are a new company and know that whatever we put out there has to be credible. And coming up with a good story takes time.”

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