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Dia Mirza is one of the most phenomenal actresses of her generation. Crowned as Miss Asia Pacific International in the year 2000, she had made her debut with the film, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein in 2001. Subsequently, she went on to add some blockbuster films into her kitty, such as Dus, Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai, Parineeta, Kurbaan among others, which gave her widespread fame and recognition. In her personal life, Dia is happily settled with the man of her dreams, Vaibhav Rekhi, and the duo is parents to a son, Avyaan. She is also mother to her step-daughter, Samaira, from her hubby, Vaibhav’s first marriage.
In a recent interaction with Bollywood Bubble, Dia Mirza opened up about facing rejections in the film industry. While she didn’t come from any privileged, filmy background, therefore she had to earn her way into the film industry. Speaking along the same lines, Dia mentioned how she was frequently rejected by a number of A-listed filmmakers, just because she was good-looking. Adding how these filmmakers, now on the contrary, approach her for work, Dia mentioned:
“There are lots of wonderful directors who I’d give my heart for and I would love to work with. They haven’t cast me because they think I look too good. But it’s okay, it’s fine. But I have to say this there’s been an update in life since. Those same directors now want to work with me.”
In the same interaction, Dia continued to narrate past experiences and revealed how she had started out in the world of cinema merely at the age of 18. Without having any guidance or apparent Godfather in the industry, she had started out completely alone in Mumbai, where she had to manage everything on her own. Elaborating more on her circumstances, Dia revealed:
“I was so young when I started working in films. I was 18 and a half. And yes, with no background in cinema and with no family in Mumbai. I was living alone. I was running my house and I was cooking my meals, I was sweeping, mopping, dusting, showing up to work, paying my taxes, bills and figuring out where to get the gas from and how to get a phone connection.”
In the concluding segment of her interaction, Dia talked about facing an equal share of failure and criticism in her career so far, and added how, in her younger years, these used to affect her quite personally. She mentioned how, at a young age, she had to commodify herself in the industry, and thus it made her more vulnerable to personal attacks in failures. In her words:
“It’s very hard to navigate life in the real world as a woman and especially as a young woman and more so in a world that is so patriarchal. But more in our industry because we are commodified when we are young because everybody is trying to sell something. So, the failures of our subject become personal and the attacks fee; extremely personal.”
Currently, Dia is gearing up for her next release, Dhak Dhak. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Dia revealed that she had to learn bike riding for the film, which was just less than a year after her son, Avyaan was born.
What do you think about Dia Mirza’s revelations? Let us know.
Dia Mirza is one of the finest actresses of her time. She is immensely loved for her acting sense and style statements. In addition, Dia is an environmentalist and never misses a chance to voice her love for Mother Nature. Dia's advocacy towards protecting the environment has also been adaptedRead More