Breaking out as a star is no easy task. What’s even harder is maintaining that star status. We have all come across instances where a celebrity we were so in love with or followed religiously suddenly disappeared off our screens leaving us to question their whereabouts, incessantly. How would you feel if they were to suddenly reappear on your screens? We, for one, would be over the moon. Turns out one of our favorites, Meera, is all set to make a silver screen comeback with her upcoming film ‘Baaji’. Cherry on top, there have been speculations that the film may loosely be based on Meera’s life.
Before delving into if and how the film is based on Meera’s life, let’s first talk a little bit about this larger than life figure. Irtiza Rubab aka Meera has had a long and glorious career. She has always stood tall with her style, earnest performances, distinctive personality and of course, her box office success. Across a span of more than 75 films, Meera has undertaken diverse roles and has done justice to all of them.
It is true that not all her films did justice to her talent or versatility as some of them were mere potboilers focusing solely on entertainment. There are, however, notable exceptions like Khilona, Guns And Roses, Inteha, Khoey Ho Tum Kahan and Salakhain.
Meera’s last prominent film ‘Hotal’ was a complete washout at the box office. However, Meera is now all set to grace the silver screen with her comeback film ‘Baaji’ which revolves around the life of a once successful film actress whose career is now on the decline. The film features Meera as the protagonist along with names like Osman Khalid Butt, Ali Kazmi, Mohsin Abbas Haider and Amna Ilyas. Additionally, the project also stars veteran actors such as Nisho and Nayyar Ejaz.
While talking to Galaxy Lollywood, Meera revealed that when the makers of the film approached her for the role, she instantly agreed.
“I was surprised when I was offered the film because the story and the character are exciting for me. I have a very powerful yet dramatic role of a filmstar. Audiences will see me in a never seen avatar before. I have always wanted to redefine myself and that has always been my endeavor. Whenever you see me, I want you to see me in a different way. Keeping that aside, we have so many wonderful co-actors in the film, the story has an intrigue value… so after a long time, I am doing a film and this is the perfect one,” told Meera.
“It was a dream to work with Saqib Malik. I am very happy to work with him. I think no matter how you get a chance to work with him, you should just take it. He has his own great style and sophistication. He is that amazing,” she further added.
Upon being inquired if the film is based on her life, Meera vaguely answered the question by saying that some parts of it may be real and that she doesn’t have the heart to accept that. I guess we’ll just have to wait for the movie to come out to see if it’s actually based on her life. Here’s wishing Meera and entire ‘Baaji‘ team the best of luck!