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Beauty from across the border

Pakistani actress Meera is thrilled by her newfound celebrity status in India



CHARMING THE INDIANS Pakistani actress Meera Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

If boldness is the buzzword today, popular Pakistani actress Meera is certainly following the trend. Awaiting the release of her debut film in India, Mahesh Bhatt's "Nazar", she is confidence personified. She doesn't feel intimidated by the persistent enquiries about her choice of a bold role, particularly the kissing scene that created quite a flutter in her country. In the film, Meera plays a dancer and choreographer, to whom is passed on the power of foreseeing murders of bar girls and prostitutes by a dying woman. "The role is not only different but also a tough one at that," says the 28-year-old.

For now, Meera is all praise for India, its Press, Soni Razdan, her director, Mahesh Bhatt, the producer, and Ashmit Patel, her co-star. .

Overwhelming response

"You have given me so much of love and respect that I now shudder at the thought of going back to Pakistan where I will have to face the wrath of some people. We will try our best to release the film in Pakistan. We will talk to Musharraf saab. The film is co-produced for dosti between the two countries, not for creating controversies," she adds.

Meera says her father, siblings, two sisters who live in London and two brothers, have supported her, but her mother is upset and worried. Talking about Soni Razdan, Meera refers to her as an elder sister. "Initially I had problems interacting with her, kyunki woh angrezi bahut bolti hain (she mostly speaks in English) and my English is not good. In India, everyone speaks English. We don't do that as much in Pakistan." Overwhelmed by her newfound celebrity status in India, the actress avers, "I have never received such a response all through my modelling and film days in Pakistan. I am now being written about even internationally. It is quite an achievement for me." Meera, who started modelling at the age of 14, has done a few successful films and TV shows. She will now be featuring in Bhatt's next film starring Emraan Hashmi and is all set to produce a film on the situation of Asians in the U.K.

RANA SIDDIQUI

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