Nimrat Kaur to play Akshay Kumar’s wife

Nimrat Kaur who is in India for a short break from 'Homeland 4' being shot in Cape Town, will play Akshay Kumar’s wife.

Mumbai | Updated: September 6, 2014 10:57 am
Nimrat Kaur has been signed to play the wife of Akshay Kumar in one of his next films titled 'Airlift'. Nimrat Kaur has been signed to play the wife of Akshay Kumar in one of his next films titled ‘Airlift’.

By Priyanka Bhadani

She cooked up a storm with her delectable performance in ‘The Lunchbox’ and created a name for her not just in India but on international shores too. It only made sense for her then to take up an international project like ‘Homeland 4’ in which Nimrat Kaur is portraying the character of a high-level operative within Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.

However, it doesn’t mean that Kaur is averse to taking up Bollywood projects. The actor has been signed to play the wife of Akshay Kumar in one of his next films titled ‘Airlift’. “It’s a very beautiful film based on a real-life incident. The final talks are going on and an announcement will soon be made,” says Kaur.

Quiz her about the long time she has taken to sign on another project after ‘The Lunchbox’ and she says, “I didn’t wait for this long on purpose. I would have liked to start something much earlier, but sometimes things just take time. I have read a couple of scripts that are very interesting. However, the other things related to those projects are still being worked upon.”

The actor is discussing these scripts further and would soon start working on some of them.
Kaur doesn’t deny that despite talks about the diminishing line between commercial and parallel cinema, a divide between the two still exists. She considers herself lucky that the offers she has got are very diverse in nature.

“I have been offered roles that are completely different from the part that I played in ‘The Lunchbox’. Having said that, I would love to work on something that takes me far away from the space that I was in during ‘The Lunchbox’ and opens my visibility to a different kind of audience,” she says while mentioning that she is eager to playing diverse roles at any given point of time. “I have always been a person who takes chances. I would do that even now,” she remarks.

The actor who is presently in India, will be flying to Cape Town this week to resume the shoot of ‘Homeland’. “I have just shot for three episodes and there are six more to go,” she informs. “I am here because the crew took a break for two-and-a-half weeks,” she says, adding that her character will be introduced in the fourth episode of the season.

But even as she is having a lot of fun shooting for an international TV series, she is not really keen to be seen on Indian television.

 

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