Nimrat Kaur: No rush to do back-to-back films

Her last film was 2013 hit 'The Lunchbox' but Nimrat Kaur is not worried about her absence from the big screen as the actress says she prefers quality over quantity.

Nimrat Kaur
Nimrat Kaur. Pic/Santa Banta

While she was busy working in the fourth season of hit American espionage thriller "Homeland" last year, the 33-year-old actress did not have any release this year.

"For me it is quality over quantity. It is not possible for me do all types of roles. Plus, I am starting now, I cannot be dictating terms like that. I am happy the way it (career) is going," Nimrat told PTI.

The actress is looking forward to her next film "Airlift" in which she will star alongside Akshay Kumar. It will release in January next year.

Nimrat may have had a dry spell at the home front, but internationally she made her mark with the role of Tasneem Qureshi in "Homeland".

Her stint on American television was followed by actress Priyanka Chopra's lead role in another series, "Quantico".

But Nimrat said that the trend of Indian actors appearing in TV projects in the US is nothing new.

"There are so many Indians who have good roles in American TV shows like Kunal Nayyar, Archie Punjabi and even Irrfan. I think Irrfan is a pioneer in that sense. This is nothing new, it has been happening for a while. It is just that more attention is given to it now," she said.

The actress is open to doing more projects outside of India, saying, "I think I will go where ever the wind takes me. It is a great environment to work, amazing technicians and actors. There is so much to learn."

Nimrat is excited about the screening of her Vasan Bala-directed film, "Peddlers" at the ongoing 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival in Mumbai.

"I have a very special role in the film. It is a great film. I wish the team all the very best and hope that the film gets a theatrical release soon."

The film also stars Gulshan Devaiah, Kriti Malhotra and Siddharth Menon.

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