Blessed to act in Gulzar’s play: Zoa

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Ac­tor Zoa Mo­rani (be­low), who has worked in films such as Bhaag Johnny (2015) and Al­ways Kabhi Kabhi (2011), is now ex­per­i­ment­ing in the the­atre cir­cuit. “I am work­ing in a play, which is di­rected by Salim Arif and adapted by Gulzar. Ear­lier, I have worked in two plays writ­ten by Gulzar. I feel blessed to be a part of the plays, which are writ­ten by Gulzaar sa­hab, as I got the op­por­tu­nity to learn about tehzeeb and lan­guage,” she says.

Though com­ing from a very strong film back­ground, Zoa wants to try things on her own and is open to ex­plore dif­fer­ent gen­res. “Af­ter the­atre, I ex­pe­ri­enced an in­ter­nal shift in me as an ac­tor. I want to do films as well. I would love to do hard­core com­mer­cial, rom-com films and dark re­al­is­tic films. I don’t want to con­fine my­self,” she said. Zoa shares that right now she is con­sid­er­ing some scripts and she will make an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment as soon as some­thing in­ter­est­ing comes her way.

Whether star kids are favoured in the in­dus­try, Zoa, daugh­ter of Karim Mo­rani, pro­ducer of films such as Chen­nai Ex­press (2013) says, “Nepo­tism ex­ists in ev­ery field. When your en­tire fam­ily is do­ing the same busi­ness, then it is ob­vi­ous that chil­dren will take that busi­ness for­ward, but even­tu­ally, it also de­pends on how fo­cused and tal­ented that per­son is at his task. Love from the au­di­ence is also a de­cid­ing fac­tor in an ac­tor’s ca­reer.”


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