Dia Mirza’s absence from the silverscreen is often misconstrued as being out of work but the actor-turned-producer insists this is not the case, as she is busy on the production front.
The 31-year-old who was last seen in Love Breakups Zindagi (2011), says she has stopped explaining to people who ask, ‘Where have you disappeared?’. “This industry is quick to judge, condone, celebrate... So there is a lot of pressure but I am blessed to have a partner like Sahil (Sangha) who is so patient. He has a lot of clarity in what he wants to do. I have now stopped bothering about the negativity around,” she says, adding, “Sahil taught me not to be caved in by people’s expectations from me, and to hold on to my own convictions.”
In fact Dia says that Sahil’s latest production project Bobby Jasoos, starring Vidya Balan, is an answer to people who thought she was not working. Balan will be playing a lady detective in the movie which is inspired by a real story. The shooting is likely to start from November this year.