I’ll get married next year: Dia Mirza
Chetna Dua, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, May 03, 2013
First Published: 18:46 IST(3/5/2013)
Last Updated: 10:19 IST(6/5/2013)
Bollywood heroines are clearly not worried about the ‘married’ tag anymore.
Bollywood actor Dia Mirza at Bawraas in Mumbai. (AFP Photo)
After Kareena Kapoor and Vidya Balan, now Dia Mirza is planning to tie the knot with director-producer Sahil Sangha early next year.
“I will get married early next year. It will be a close knit traditional
wedding,” reveals Dia. She adds, “The boy is from Delhi, I’m from Hyderabad, but we live in Bombay, so I don’t know where the wedding will take place. But it’ll be traditional.”
And, will she continue working in films after marriage? “Of course. I think that the audience in India has evolved. The way we perceive women at large — whether in the media, entertainment or corporate industry, has changed. There was a time when an air hostess could not continue with work after marriage or a multinational bank would not be keen on hiring a married woman, fearing lack of commitment. That has changed,” she says.
Dia further says, “We have enough examples of women doing wonderful work after marriage. Vidya Balan is a perfect example of a successfully married actor. She’s a dear friend. I worked with her on her first film. I’ve really seen her grow. I feel personal pride when I see her success.”
Keeping a low profile after her last co-production, Love Breakups Zindagi (LBZ), Dia will now be back in action. “After LBZ, everybody kept asking me, why aren’t you coming up with a new film? But films are not like peanuts that you just toss in a pan and serve to people. A lot of work goes into crafting a new story,” she says, adding, “My next film goes on floors in two and a half months. It will be a coming-of-age thriller with an author backed female role.”
Dia, who was in town recently to receive the asiaSpa award for being eco-crusader of the year, says, “I’ve never had any corrective surgery done on myself or used supplements... I feel blessed.”