Dia Mirza dubs for her debut Bengali film PAANCH ADHYAY
April 3, 2012 06:16:34 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
Whenever Bollywood actresses have done Bengali films in the past, they have ''never been heard''. From Aishwarya Rai (CHOKHER BALI) to Manisha Koirala (KHELA) to Bipasha Basu (SHOB CHORITRO KALPONIK), the B-town beauties have always been dubbed by local actresses or voice artistes. But for PAANCH ADHYAY, her first regional film, Dia Mirza has dubbed her Bengali lines herself.
DIA MIRZA with PRIYANSHU CHATTERJEE
Dia, whose mother is a Bengali, plays the half-Bengali Ishita, an English school teacher, in the film co-starring Priyanshu Chatterjee and the legend Soumitra Chatterjee. ''I would say my Bangla was decent before I filmed PAANCH ADHYAY and post filming, spending time in Kolkata, conversing with so many people during my time there, it has only gotten better. I still would like to learn to think in Bangla,'' says Dia.