Dia goes off beat

Dia MirzaBollywood beauty Dia Mirza is all set to go off beat with national award winning director Manmohan Mahapatra’s Bits and Pieces where she stars opposite Rahul Bose. "I am stepping into art films with Bits and Pieces. The film will see me in a different light," Dia said at a promotional event.

She said the film was set in a mental asylum and was full of thrill and excitement. Dia, who was last seen as a reporter in Shootout at Lokhandwala, said she was now concentrating in doing "good cinema" even if the length of the roles was small.

"In the last two years, I have tried to work in good films without looking at the length of the roles. I think more people have seen my work in this period. It is much better than doing a lot of stupid films."

The model-turned-actress will be next seen in Cash where she tries her hand at comedy. "I am trying different roles. While in Cash I play a comic role, the film Crazy 4 will see me playing a reporter again. My other movies are Alibaug and Dus Kahaniyan," she said.

The former Miss India said the production house was the most important criterion for her while choosing a film. "The production house is important because I have to judge whether the producers have the capacity to carry off a film. Then comes the script and then the director," she said. — IANS