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A new morning



Perizaad: `Morning Raga opened a new world.'

IT WAS the "dawn of wisdom" for Perizaad Zorabian after she was signed up for Morning Raga. "It was a calming experience. It was an opportunity for me to fine-tune my talent as an actress. It taught me what it takes to be a classical singer. It was a whole new world that opened up. More so because I had a no nonsense companion in Shabana Azmi," says Perizaad.

Improving her skills included learning Carnatic music for a month! Shabana was a teacher in many ways. "I realised that when I delivered the dialogue my whole face spoke, while Shabana was able to convey much through her eyes. One must know how to emote with the eyes."

Bollywood Calling, Mumbai Matinee, Joggers' Park and now Morning Raga. Perizaad is a few films old in Bollywood. And her films are what one could loosely label as the multiplex kind, a label that she no longer wants.

"I want to do a typical masala film now. I don't want to be a face that is associated only with NRI movies."

But sensationalism is something that bothers her a lot. "Murder and Khwahish were good films but what made them infamous was the sensationalism created by the intimate scenes."

For this Parsi girl, there are two films that she thinks will prove her versatility as an actress. In a Chinese production she plays Indira Gandhi, where she portrays her as a leader but as someone who was introverted and shy.

RANA SIDDIQUI

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