Another imported Actress from the Neighboring Country. She faced the Indian Viewer’s with the name Mona Lizza in the Himesh Reshammiya starrer ‘Kajra Re’.. More recently, She was seen in Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Murder 3’. Earlier Mona Lizza, And now Re-Christined Sara Loren speaks boldly to Faisal Saif about crossing Border’s, Religion and Films..
You were earlier launched by Pooja Bhatt, Now you do a film with Mahesh Bhatt.. How do you feel about it?
I think it was in my destiny to be Re-Launched by the ‘Bhatt-Camp’. So the credit goes to the Bhatt’s anyways because they gave me a second chance. Mr.Mukesh Bhatt told me that my son Vishesh Bhatt is also being launched thru Murder 3, So it was a wonderful feeling.
And how do you connect with Indian Audience?
My father is from Rajasthan and i am a ‘Rana’ which is a ‘Rajput’. My mother is from Pakistan. I was born and brought up in Kuwait. And i have been traveling a lot and my experience is very different with this Multicultural thing.
Yes. I go to Temple, I go to Mosque and i go to Church too. I am very spiritual person at the same time. I love going to Dargah (Shrines) and recently i had been to Shirdi.
I never thought i would become an Actress. It happened. When my father expired, I went back to Pakistan. I did a Modelling for Fair And Lovely back home. I got a good pay and i was really happy to see that Good Pay. So i just thought that i should give a try in Acting too. I did some plays in Delhi. I started learning ‘Kathak’ and my connection with Art started building. And finally i saw myself acting in Films. I decided that i should seriously concentrate on Acting and that’s when i got shifted to Mumbai.
Why was Kajra Re never got a proper release?
I spoke to Bhushan Kumarji about it and they were not pretty much sure that if their money 16 Crore (The Film’s Budget) would be recovered. They decided to sell the film separately in separate territories. But for me, It was an interesting experiment.
It’s heard from outside, Salman Khan was pretty upset (In Those Days) with Himesh Reshammiya and made sure Kajra Re doesn’t see the light of the day?
(Answering Uncomfortably) I really have no idea, But i have heard they (Producer’s) didn’t release the film because of some Technical and Business issues. Maybe god had some different plans for me and i was destined to Re-Debut myself with Murder 3.
Are you happy debuting with Murder 3?
I always keep myself happy. I am a person who hardly get’s upset. If i get upset, I go to a Temple. As i said earlier, Murder 3 was in my destiny.
Why are you keeping such a Low Profile these days?
That’s because the Fox People and Vishesh Films didn’t wanted me to interact with Media and Other People before Murder 3 release. But i think that was their strategy of Marketing and now since the film has released, I am slowly opening up to people.
But you were also promoted as a Glamour and Poster Girl..
I was really okay with it. (Laughs). Because when you enter the Film Industry, You are not that trained actor. And slowly, When you do more work, You automatically grow. And i was not only a ‘Poster Girl’, I had a strong role too.
Your voice has so much resemblence to (Late) ‘Legendary’ Meena Kumari
Yes people do come up to me and say that i have the same ‘Huskiness’ what Meenaji used to have. That is the main important reason why the maker’s decided to use my own voice in Murder 3. Bhatt sahab (Mahesh Bhatt) always tells me that i am a good speaker.
And how do you maintain this beautiful structure of yours?
I do a lot of Diet’s. Water and Milk is my favorite. I have lived mostly on Ceaser Salad’s and Juices. I have different varieties of Fish.