Actress-turned-producer Dia Mirza says she has no qualms about not being the leading lady in her production venture Bobby Jasoos and is happy being behind the camera.
In her ambitious second production Bobby Jasoos, Vidya Balan plays the lead role. Dia co-owns production banner Born Free Entertainment with beau Sahil Sangha. Their first film was Love Breakups Zindagi in 2011.
“I am not selfish. I don’t know why I am not doing this film. All I know is that I want to make this film, I don’t want to see myself on screen to know that it is my film. This is my baby and I want to nurture. I did not set up Born Free because I wanted to see myself in films. I want to take my aspirations to another level”, Dia said in an interview to PTI.
“When you are an actor you are a small part of it, but when you are a producer you expand your horizons, go beyond the limitations. As an actor you do not have that much control but you can do a lot as a producer”, she said.
When asked if she loves being behind the camera now, she says, “I love being in front of the camera but I love the fact that I have more control as a producer. My passion is cinema and to translate the passion this way, it feels good”.
Direction seems to be the next step for Dia. “Yes, for sure (I will direct). But I don’t know when, maybe when I have a story I want to tell, I will direct”, she said.
She could only think of Vidya Balan for this film. Though Vidya takes some time to give her nod for a project, to Dia’s surprise, she agreed for this project in a month. “When we took the script to her we were sure she would like the film. Vidya is a very strong and big component in the nurturing process. We are not making this film to shock anyone”.