She’s moving well with the times. Even though she made her first impression in showbiz more than a decade ago, she’s continued to reinvent and push the proverbial envelope. The latest has been a turn towards film production. And Dia Mirza, the producer, is just at home behind the scenes as she was in front of the camera. But the new duties of making films hasn’t stolen time from her personal life. She continues to enjoy a blissful romance with better half and producer Sahil Sangha. Dia is literally living the best of both the worlds. Excerpts from a candid chat…
How’s married life treating you?
Sahil (Sangha) and I’d been together for six years before we got married. So nothing much has changed. The only thing that has is that people treat you as a couple – there’s a lot of care, joy and celebration. I’m still going through the honeymoon phase. I’ve a bigger family now and it can be overwhelming at times. But it’s lovely.
Romance and marriage are different ballgame. How do you keep monotony away from your relationship?
The word ‘monotony’ sounds scary. If you are two enthused individuals, who are constantly growing and aspiring to widen your horizons, there’s enough that you can share and learn from one another. I’m blessed to be with a partner who never allows monotony to creep in. Also, I’m constantly growing and curious. So there’s enough I bring back home to keep us entertained.
Relationships are believed to be fickle in showbiz. What’s your take on that?
This is a misconception. There are enough relationships that have been tried and tested by time and have survived. Even the young generation seems to be in fairly grounded relationships. It’s actually about the kind of person you are and the kind of choices you make. If something doesn’t work, it doesn’t work because it was not meant to work. Not because you’re an actor or a filmmaker. Today people are clear about the choices they make. Financial empowerment has made women stronger. As a society we are evolving, so change will be visible.
Is the need to have a family intrinsic to a woman?
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September 23 2015