Bollywood actress Ira Dubey who has appeared in films like 'Aisha' and 'Dear Zindagi has plans to turn either a producer or director for an upcoming show. The actress while speaking to Republic TV revealed that she has bought the rights to a book on the love story of Mohammad Ali Jinnah. She said:
"I am working on a pet project, a passion project, which is the adaptation of a book. The book is titled, 'Mr and Mrs Jinnah'. It is a true love story about Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the woman he fell in love with- a parsi girl called Ruttie Petit. The story is set in the 1920s and I am in the process of adapting it into a show. It is a period piece, fabulous story set in Bombay. I have got rights to th book and I am adapting it. Off course I want to act in it. I bought the book because I wanted to act in it. I am also turning producer or director. I don't know what hat I'll be wearing."
She plans to adapt it into a show but is unsure of which platform will be delivering it.
On being asked why she has been away from the big screen for a long time, she said, "I have been consciously focussing on other things in my career. Theater, of course, is ongoing. The web is something I have deliberately stayed away from. I think there is a lot going on there. I would love to do something interesting on the web. In fact, there are two shows I am currently in talks about. One is with Balaji Alt and one is with Applause."
The actress had once expressed her desire to do a comic role. When asked whether she has plans for the same in the near future, she said,
"Comedy is something I feel is so wonderful for an actor to explore. It is harder to do comedy. I admire all those actors who are brilliant at comedy. I am such a fan of actors, who can do both things. So, Naseer sir who has been good at both intense stuff and comedy. So I would love to do comedy both on stage and in the film or web or whichever space it maybe. People look at me as a very intense serious actor, which I don't mind, but I think my range is far more than just being an intense actor. So I hope someone soon recognises it and gives me a cracked, crazy, whacky comedy." (SIC)
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