Salma Agha to sit on the director’s seat

Actor-singer is working on a woman-oriented subject.

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Salma says she is working on a subject and all she can say about it is that it is in the pipeline. PHOTO: FILE

MUMBAI: Yesteryear’s Pakistani actor-singer Salma Agha, who got her first break in Bollywood as a result of her family connections with Raj Kapoor, has decided to try her hand at something new by stepping into the field of direction with a women-oriented subject.

“I am working on a subject right now and all I can say is that it’s in the pipeline,” said Salma, in an interview. “I still have to work a lot on the subject but there is definitely a topic that I am working on. I am somebody who never wastes time and always wants to learn something.”

Talking about the subject line of her directorial debut, she said “I can’t say whether it’s related to my life but it is a women oriented subject. It’s a little far-fetched yet.”

Salma, who strongly believes that there is no age limit for learning, debuted in Bollywood with the box office hit Nikkah. She not only acted as the main lead but also sang all the songs of the movie, which was a classic family drama based on Shariah laws regarding divorce.

Expressing her appreciation of how the process of film-making has changed over time, Salma said, “Nowadays, the subjects that are being explored would not have worked 10 years back. Thanks to the film-makers’ efforts, the public is now accepting a different kind of cinema.”

Salma’s daughter, Sasha Agha, will also be seen making a debut this year alongside Arjun Kapoor in the upcoming movie, Aurangzeb.

“It’s a very strange experience every time she comes on screen.  I get so excited I feel it’s me. It’s a totally confused state of mind. It’s a reflection that I see,” said the overwhelmed, 46-year-old Salma.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2013.                    

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