Mumbai, (PTI) Actress Dia Mirza, who dons the producer's hat in her tenth year in Bollywood, says that her new role is the right shift in the gear and a timely one. Talking to PTI, the former Miss India said on completing a decade in the film industry that she wanted to do something that was a sea change from what she had done before.
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"Turning producer is the right shift in the gear and a timely one. What bigger celebration could I have asked for than my production house 'Born Free' set up with Zayed Khan," she said.
Her debut film as a producer in which she stars in the lead role with partner Zayed Khan Love, Breakups, Zindagi written and directed by Sahil Sangha goes on floors from tomorrow.
"When we heard Sahil's script, we were immediately connected to it. The level of possessiveness to the script was so high that we did not want it to go away from us. The script happened and then the production house was born," Dia said.
According to the actress, this is a film from the heart. "We wanted to make it with that kind of sincerity and earnest. It was the most natural decision we made to make the film. Born Free is about one film, but making lot of movies, we believe in, by giving opportunity to fresh faces," she said.
Love, Breakups, Zindagi, a romantic comedy, will be a 46-day start-to-finish schedule and release in August later this year. Dia said there was no room for nervousness since the whole team was prepared with clarity and conviction.
"Work on script took two years and for the last seven months, we are working on the pre-production. Nervousness comes when you are uncertain or unclear," she said.