Diya Mirza prefers quality over quantity
Diya Mirza is not worried about the fact that she has no films after her just released Hum, Tum Aur Ghost as she rather wait for good films than do unsatisfying work. "I'm not doing anything after Hum Tum Aur Ghost. If this was the situation five years ago, I would have got so worried and this fact would have killed me; it would have bothered me no end," Diya said.
"But now I am in a position where I am financially comfortable; so I am not working in a film to get that extra money. I am working in a film if I want to be a part of it. I'm in a position today that if I don't get the right role, I can sit at home for six months and not do a film that I don't believe in," Dia added.
Miss Asia Pacific 2000, Diya Mirza made her cinematic debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein opposite R. Madhavan in 2001. Later on she did films like Tumsa Nahin Dekha, Deewaanapan, Parineeta, Dus, Fight Club, and Lage Raho Munnabhai etc.
”Hum, Tum Aur Ghost" released on March 26, the 28-year-old has mostly been seen in ensemble casts or special appearances in films for quite some time now however, Dia feels differently: "It's quality over quantity for me now. For the longest time, I have been getting offers in films that I didn't want to be a part of. Even though they were lead roles they weren't something that my sensibilities could connect with," she said.
"When you work for nine years you reach a stage when you don't really want to push the buttons any more. You just want to do things that excite you, motivate you and make you go to work the next day, I'd rather come in a good film after three years than do a film every year that I don't relate to. Script really matters,” Dia said.
Asked whether she would like to get into production like other actors in the industry, Diya said "All my friends are pushing me to get into production and direction. I'm not ready for it right now. Let's see how things shape up,”