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Ira Dubey gets candid about business of films

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A prominent theater personality and remembered most for her work as Pinky Bose in ‘Aisha’ (2010),  is now returning to the big screen after a hiatus.
While she has also been quite prominent on the television circuit as a host and presenter, one looks forward to what she has to bring on screen wwhere she is playing a female lead. We get into a tête-à-tête!

Clichéd as it may sound but I am sure quite a few must have asked you this question repeatedly - ‘Where have you been since ‘Aisha’?’

As a matter of fact not many people have actually asked me and you are only the second person to be putting forth this question (smiles). Thank you so much for remembering though. I have taken this hiatus since I have been traveling and also doing a lot of theatre. I got some offers after ‘Aisha’ but none were exciting enough. Coming from theatre where you get an opportunity to do a lot of diverse work, you start expecting a lot. Of course unless you are a superstar, it is not possible to get much on your platter (laughs). This business has a lot of thick skinned people and there is a lot of rejection involved.

What was that special something about ‘Dilliwaali Zaalim Girlfriend’ that made you pick it up?

I had been waiting with bated breath for a good role to come my way. When I met Manjeet Kaur, she was producing the film but wasn’t sure who would direct it. I liked the story for its realistic appeal. Perhaps due to my penchant for theatre, I liked it. The film is a comic caper which basically is the story of these three friends. The central character  is an average middle class Delhi boy. His buddy is Divyendu  and then I am their friend. So when I break Divyendu’s heart and is zaalim with him, he gets into depression. Things start going really wrong for him.

Now one looks forward to how all of this actually plays on screen in this Japinder Baweja directed film which has been released all over.

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