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I'm just a comet, not a star in Bollywood: Nafisa Ali

entertainment Updated: Mar 15, 2010 13:15 IST

Nafisa Ali is making a comeback on the big screen after a long hiatus with the film Lahore but the actress has no desires to become a permanent fixture in Bollywood.

Ali, shot to instant fame with her portrayal of a mesmerising young British girl in Shyam Benegal's 1979 film Junoon opposite Shashi Kapoor but took a break after shegot married and later became a social activist.

"I love doing films but I am just a comet and not a star in Bollywood. I am happy with the limited roles that I do and the appreciation that comes my way," she told PTI.

The 53-year-old former Ms India returned to Bollywood in 1998 opposite megastar Amitabh Bachchan and her recent acting credentials include a role opposite Dharmendra in Life In A... Metro in 2007.

Her latest movie Lahore by debutante filmmaker Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan looks at Indo-Pak relations in the light of 'kic-kboxing', a sport unknown to Indian Cinema.

"As a social activist I am always thinking about humanity and that young people should think about change. 'Lahore' deals with a sensitive subject and I thought it was necessary for me to do it. Whenever I do a film I think about what message it will convey," Nafisa said.

A former National swimming champion herself, she feels the movie which has already bagged accolades at International Film Festivals, bring the youth of both countries closer.