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Updated: August 14, 2009 23:33 IST

Busy as a bee

K. JESHI
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Pretty woman- Diya Mirza Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.
Pretty woman- Diya Mirza Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.

Ask her about being a part of the multi-starrer brigade, she says: “Films are not an autobiography, where everything revolves around one person. What I look for is the strength of the characters I get to assay. The story and your role is what matters,” she reasons out. The actor was in Bangalore for the second season of Seagram’s Blenders Pride magical nights tour with designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna and Raj Shroff and Neetu Gupta.The films fall under different genres — romantic comedy, romantic drama, action thriller and a family drama," adds the actor.

Diya Mirza has been living life out of suitcases, working on films back-to-back. There is “Kissan” lined up for release this month, “Acid Factory” in October and “Kaun Bola” in November. “All the characters a re truly versatile,” says a cheery Diya Mirza during a chat. Her other films “Alibaug” and “Fruit&Nut” will hit the screens in 2010.

The actor was in Bangalore for the second season of Seagram’s Blenders Pride magical nights tour with designers Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna and Raj Shroff and Neetu Gupta. “The films fall under different genres — romantic comedy, romantic drama, action thriller and a family drama,” adds the actor.

Ask her about being a part of the multi-starrer brigade, she says: “Films are not an autobiography, where everything revolves around one person. What I look for is the strength of the characters I get to assay. The story and your role is what matters,” she reasons out.

Her forthcoming film “Kissan”, which deals with farmers, she says, is one of a kind. “We have the largest population of farmers and the film talks about the growing number of farmer’s suicides,” she says. In “Kaun Bola” she is paired with Arshad Warsi. ‘“Fruit and Nut’ is a mad house comedy where I will be acting along side Boman Irani and Cyrus Broacha. In ‘Acid Factory’, there are six heroes and I play the female lead.”

Diya picks her cameo as Simran who prioritises good values and morals over money in “Lage Raho Munnabhai” as her favourite. “I would like to pick a film and not my role. ‘Lage Raho?’ is one of the films which I would want my children to watch, because of the content with which the film is made” she adds.

Her refreshing role in “Parineeta” as the beautiful daughter of a rich businessman, Gayatri Tantia, the TV reporter, Meeta Matu, covering an encounter in “Shootout at Lokhandwala” and the mentally-challenged Nazneen in “Tehzeeb” are close to her heart.

“I like to be associated with the girl-next-door roles rather than playing a glamorous diva,” she adds.

On the style front, she calls herself a comfort person. “I believe in being dressed for the occasion. I will never wear a mini skirt and go to a vegetable market.” As for her style icons, she picks Arundhati Roy, Shobhaa De and Shabana Azmi as people who reflect what they wear in their attitude.

Diya, who started work more than seven years ago, says stardom hasn’t been easy. “It is the pitfalls in my career that has made me a better person,” she sums up.

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