Nafisa Ali is one of those actors who has earned a name for herself in social service even more than acting. She was recently in the Capital to inaugurate an art exhibition for needy and deserving artists from across the country.
In the context of the art exhibition, she says she was excited to be there and support the cause. The exhibition presented works of four artists who are physically handicapped but have proved their mettle in art.
She said on the occasion that she cannot appreciate the art but can always support the cause. Talking about art, she said that her personal taste is for realism in paintings. Every painting has a story to tell, she pointed out, and that story can be best read by an artist himself.
Nafisa emphasised that before being a social activist she was an actor. . She loved her unconventional role in Life in a Metro by Anurag Basu. She was proud to still be able to play the romantic on the big screen. At the same time, she admitted to enjoying those typical older roles of a mother, bhabi or mother-in-law. Talking about her future film projects, she was excited about Godfather expected in October, where she plays the role of a godfather’s wife. Another project is a small budget film, Lahore slated to be released in January. Another field close to her heart is producing films for children. She is now producing films for the Children’s Film Society of India.
On the social work front, she has been working for cancer patients. She has also started a 24-bed hospital for children affected with HIV. Society has to give them dignity, love and care they deserve and which they are generally denied, said the beauty in looks and deeds.GEETIKA RUSTAGI