'Making films my priority, not starring in them'

'Making films my priority, not starring in them'

Dia Mirza’s last big screen outing was a Bengali film in 2012 and the actress, who has turned movie producer, says acting has taken a backseat as she is enjoying the process of filmmaking.

The 32-year-old actress co-owns Born Free Entertainment with her husband Sahil Sangha and they have produced films like Love Breakups Zindagi and Bobby Jasoos.

Mirza says there have been several acting offers but she has not taken up any project as she is yet to make her mind about returning to movies.

“There have been offers but nothing is decided right now. I am really enjoying being part of the filmmaking process for now. I would definitely want to come in front of the camera and do a film. I enjoyed that phase of my career. May be next year I will be able to finally take a call on the film which I will star in,” Mirza told PTI in an interview.

The former beauty queen, who has acted in films like Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, has not ruled out starring in a film made by her production company.

“I never founded the production house with the aim to create movies for me. But having said that, I feel there is nothing wrong with it. A lot of people here and in
the west do it. I will also do it if a great script comes my way. But my focus is to build our production house at the moment.”

Mirza, who got married last month to Sangha, said they are currently busy working on two film scripts.

The actress said that like their last film Bobby Jasoos, starring Vidya Balan, which was about a Hyderabadi woman aspiring to become a detective despite facing a series of obstacles, their upcoming projects will also have a social message.

“As producers we are leaving no stone unturned. We are working very hard. The good news is that there are two very good scripts that we are developing and very soon we will be able to make an announcement regarding it.

“We as a production company aim to make films which are socially relevant. Like we made a Bobby about a girl belonging to a minority community which was not done in Bollywood. Our endeavour is to give a message without sounding preachy,” the actress said.

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