Dia Mirza, who will now be seen in Taapsee Pannu’s Thappad, claims she is strong enough to deal with her separation with Sahil Sangha as she derived strength from her parents’ separation 34 years ago. The actor believes that this too shall pass.
My privilege as a celebrity doesn’t disallow me pain
Asking the media to move on from covering her separation, she told Mumbai Mirror in an interview, “My privilege as a celebrity doesn’t disallow me pain. I told myself that if I could handle it at four-and-a-half, there’s no reason why, at 37. Talking about parents, hers come from different religious backgrounds. “I was allowed to take my adoptive father’s surname. My birth certificate has a different name. My passport has both my adoptive and biological father's surnames. We are an inclusive society and don't care about religion.
I love Shivani Fonseca because I believe in what she represents
When she finally met Anubhav, he sketched out the gist of Thappad for her and without asking which character he wanted her to play, she gave her nod. “I love Shivani Fonseca because I believe in what she represents but I'm more stoked that Thappad is a part of my filmography,” she avers. Prod her on her character and she says Shivani is someone many women aspire to be because she has found who she is.