Nimrat Kaur
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Nimrat Kaur's moments of glory!

Nimrat Kaur


Mumbai, Jan. 14 -- Nimrat Kaur is set to take off to Los Angeles, USA, to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGA) on January 25, as part of the ensemble cast of the hit American thriller show, Homeland.

Delighted at the prospect, she says, "It should be exciting. I am looking forward to walking the red carpet. I haven't decided yet what I am going to wear. I am eager to meet the people I have been wanting to meet for a while now, especially Julianne Moore (American actor) as she enquired about me after watching the show. It would be a wonderful opportunity to regroup with the cast and crew."

The actor, who plays the negative character of a Pakistani InterServices Intelligence Officer in the show, hasn't seen the series in totality till now, but is glad it's going on air in India soon. "I don't think they will be able to show everything in India as it has some adult content. So, I think it will be heavily censored. I have been overwhelmed with the response. I didn't know it would be so much fun to be hated so deeply. It's a job well done when people tell you how much they hate your character," she says in jest.

The actor also reveals that the international show was a huge learning curve for her because it required her to be "out of her comfort zone". She explains, "The negative role was extremely exciting as it had a menacing quality to it, which was fun. I threw in some Punjabi while my character talks to her team in the show as a personal touch."

That's not all. Nimrat is also excited about her debut film, The Lunchbox (2013), being nominated for the BAFTA Awards. "It's a pleasant surprise as it's been two years since the film premiered in Cannes (May, 2013). I wasn't aware that it was eligible for the awards. But it's an honour as the film has given me so much in my career."