Zoya Akhtar Just Revealed An Interesting Detail About ZNMD & It's Making Our Hearts Happy!

Priyam Saha , 06 May 2016
Zoya Akhtar
Zoya Akhtar

I am a huge Zoya Akhtar fan. She is strong, funny, cool and tells stories that touch lives. When I happened to meet her for the first time, I was a huge ball of mush – which is a very out-of-character feeling for me. But I didn’t hold that against myself; I don’t mind getting starstruck by amazing women I admire. I spoke to her about various things and I’m happy to report that she managed to keep my fangirl bubble intact by being as cool as I’d always imagined her to be. Among other things, she revealed an interesting detail about Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and needless to say, my heart has been happy ever since.

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Zoya Akhtar: "I'm not consciously trying to etch out strong female characters. I'm trying to etch out interesting characters – male and female. In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, there's the Spanish girl Noorie and she meets Imran (Farhan Akhtar) and they hook up. I was told to cut the scene from the movie where Imran and Noorie are in bed talking because we were looking to make some edits to cut the film's length… it's the one in which Imran is talking in Hindi about his father. And I said absolutely not – that scene was the heart of their little romance. If you take the heart away, there's nothing. I didn't want for it to come across as 'oh the only white girl in the film is okay with a one night stand.'"

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