Dia Mirza talks about ‘fundamental humanism’, a quality that her character in ‘Kaafir’ embodied

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Published by Nibedita Goswami on 15 Jun 2021

Dia Mirza revived her position in the OTT with her role in the web series ‘Kaafir’ (2019). She played the role of Kainaaz Akhtar, who was suspected to be militant and got imprisoned after she crossed LOC mistakenly. On completion of 2 years of the series, Dia shares some insights,  “It is difficult to not empathise with a woman who goes through so much suffering for no fault of hers.”

She elaborates, a surge of global crisis, we all have to be kinder for each of all as human beings. She adds mentioning about ‘fundamental humanism’,

“A woman who is also a mother and she no longer knows if she will ever experience the sense of home… This is a human story that will always be relevant for its message of love and peace. And it is particularly pertinent now because we are being reminded everyday by the pandemic of our shared humanity. We are being reminded that hate and violence are ultimately futile emotions,”

The matter of ‘fundamental humanism’ endorsed in the story, made her do the character of Kainaaz Akhtar. Dia also won an award for the role of Kainaaz. To conclude, she expresses,  “The performance had to be subtle and yet expressive of the turmoil within the character and I felt truly humbled when so many fans and critics sent me appreciative messages after watching the series.”

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