There are a lot of expectations when you are Sanjay Dutt’s niece and the grand niece of the late Nargis Dutt. But Nazia Hussain is content with taking baby steps in the film industry, courtesy 'Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai'.
Produced by Aradhana Films ('Amar Prem', 'Howrah Bridge', 'Aradhana', 'Evening in Paris'), the romantic drama also stars Aditya Samanta, the grandson of Shakti Samanta.
In the movie, which has a rather old fashioned plot — boy meets girl, falls in love and realises they come from the same village from rival families — Hussain plays a traditional girl. “I play Karishma Rathore, who is from a well to do family in Rajasthan,’’ she explains, adding that the movie is different in treatment and with an unpredictable climax. A fan of 'Jodhaa Akbar' (2008), Hussain looks forward to mythological and historical movies.
“There are a lot of newcomers in the industry, the latest being Diana Penty in 'Cocktail'. I am confident about myself and I know I stand out in my own way,” says the 21-year-old. While she looks to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for inspiration, movies are hardly a topic of conversation with her famous uncle.
“He is so busy, it is tough to catch him,’’ she confides, adding, ‘‘I have grown up watching his movies and I have enough people to advise me about my roles and acting.” Her dream role? ‘‘I would have loved to be a part of Mani Ratnam’s 'Dil Se'. I also love movies with A R Rahman’s music.’’