Tend to resonate more with positive parts: Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza, an actor, is happy to see more roles for women of different backgrounds being created, although she finds herself drawn more to “positive” characters who are allowed to have flaws. In her new film “Bheed,” directed by Anubhav Sinha and released this past Friday, Mirza promised her fans a new side of her.
In the social drama, he plays Geetanjali, a wealthy mom who can’t get to her kid because of the quarantine imposed due to a pandemic.
The director’s creativity is the deciding factor. Every single one of us has experienced the pain of being pigeonholed and labeled. Our lives can be shaped by the decisions we make and the words we utter.I’m impressed by the variety of contributions, yet I find myself responding most strongly to the upbeat ones. Even the most optimistic individuals have their share of flaws. That’s really intriguing to me. The 41-year-old actor speculated to PTI that his fans would get a taste of that in the film.
Mirza claims that her tastes have matured with time, and that she now actively selects more grounded scenes.
Learning about myself, what I want, and what I don’t want took up a large chunk of my early professional years. And I learn about all this from whatever job I perform in the social sphere. The kinds of parts I’m playing now are tied to reality, connected to the everyday existence of people and their challenges and issues. The former Miss India Asia-Pacific, who won critical acclaim for her supporting yet significant role as an ambitious single mother in Sinha’s upcoming 2020 drama ‘Thappad,’ added that “with life experiences you grow as a person and that starts reflecting in the choices that you make.”
Mirza reflected on her early 2000s career as a leading lady, during which she appeared in films including her debut, “Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein,” “Deewaanapan,” “Dum,” and “Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge,” and admitted that she had struggled to recover from setbacks and find fulfilling employment at the time.
I entered (the film industry) at a very young age and have had several failures along the way. The media and the film industry can be brutal when your movies bomb. The way they frame it, it looks like it’s your fault that the movies bombed,” she added.
When you’ve had these kinds of experiences, it might be difficult to obtain work when you feel like you deserve more. And then you realize that you will never get what you want if you wait for other people to give it to you. She said, “You will need to have faith in what you have to offer and be ready to meet opportunities.”
The performer, who has been working for more than a decade, claims that she has never worried about playing a role for too long. Titles like “Lage Raho Munna Bhai,” “Sanju,” and “Parineeta” are among the films she has appeared in.
When making decisions, I always consider the story and how the character contributes to it. She explained that she accepts roles if she believes she can make an impact by doing so.
Along with Ratna Pathak Shah, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Sanjana Sanghi, Mirza will be seen in Taapsee Pannu’s upcoming road movie, “Dhak Dhak.”