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Dia Mirza: Bheed is a thought-provoking film with a humane and moving script that focuses on not only acute social inequality

Bheed is Anubhav Sinha and Dia Mirza's fourth collaboration after Dus, Cash, and Thappad.

Dia Mirza: Bheed is a thought-provoking film with a humane and moving script that focuses on not only acute social inequality
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Last Updated: 08.42 AM, Mar 22, 2023


Days after it came out, the Bheed movie trailer was criticized for comparing the situation of migrant workers during lockdowns caused by pandemics to that of refugees during India's 1947 Partition. In the opinion of Dia Mirza, the film still has an urgent tale at its core, even though the promotional material has changed. She is honoured to be a part of Anubhav Sinha's film project, which examines the injustice done to disadvantaged groups in society during the lockdown of 2020.

Dia told Mid Day that Bheed, like most of Anubhav's recent films, is a thought-provoking movie with a compassionate and touching storyline that shows both the strength of the individual and the strength of the community, as well as severe social inequality. It takes place during the COVID-19 lockdown, which people still clearly recall. The actor is working with the director once more, three years after the critically acclaimed Thappad (2020). Her portrayal will catch people off guard.

Dia's character in the movie, which also stars Rajkummar Rao, Bhumi Pednekar, Pankaj Kapur, and Kritika Kamra, shows India's wealthy elite. She plays a working mother whose life changes a lot because she can't go home to her child because of the lockdown. The filmmaker demonstrates how one's principles are put to the test in difficult circumstances through her character, who is forced to make difficult decisions. That is unlike any role the actor has ever taken on, in her opinion.


Dia added that because of the decisions her character takes as a result of her circumstances, she will be seen as strange. She adores the character's subtlety, which is what drives the story of Bheed. In a crisis, one can see all the different sides of people's personalities.

Bheed is the actor's fourth film with Sinha, following Thappad (2007), Cash (2007), and Dus (2005). She considers herself fortunate to have found a co-worker who shares her views.

Dia claimed that when Anubhav and she first collaborated on a music video for a Sonu Nigam song, she was just 18 years old. The actor has found it very interesting to see how he has grown as a storyteller, and she has a lot of respect for the choices he has made. Being a part of his captivating storytelling is an honour.

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