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Film with Vidya is priority, marriage can wait: Dia Mirza

Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 29, 2013
First Published: 17:58 IST(29/9/2013) | Last Updated: 18:01 IST(29/9/2013)

Actor Dia Mirza, who turned producer a couple of years back in collaboration with beau Sahil Sangha, is excited to have roped in multiple-award winning actor Vidya Balan for her next production Bobby Jasoos.


So much so, that she has postponed her marriage plans. “We’re looking at a 2014 release for Bobby Jasoos, so shooting will be full-fledged this year. There is no  time to tie the knot now ... it can only happen next year,” says the 31-year-old Hyderabad-born actor, who no more gets annoyed on being asked about her wedding plans.

“Annoyed? Why? I mean, I do want to get married, just that I’m too tied up with too many things!” she explains. Ask her how easy or difficult was it to convince Balan, who’s known to be very finicky about scripts and Dia says that it’s not been difficult at all. “I was very confident about the script and Vidya too loved it at the first go. She was the first and the only actor to whom the film was offered ... it was almost written keeping her in mind,” replies Dia.

Her last offering, Love Breakups Zindagi from her production house Born Free Entertainment in which she had cast herself alongside actor Zayed Khan, failed to create an impact at the box office. So did she choose Balan as a formula for sure shot success? “No. We went for Vidya because she’s a fantastic actor, and fits the role best. Vidya owns Bobby Jasoos!” says Dia. Ask her if the character Bobby Jasoos is a take on the hit detective series Agatha Christie, and she dismisses it saying, “Not at all. It’s based on a true story.”

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