New Delhi, March 14 -- Actor Nimrat Kaur's role as the nefarious Tasneem Qureshi, a Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence officer, in the American series Homeland may have got her a notorious reputation among TV watchers in the US, but Kaur isn't complaining.
In fact, the 32-year-old Delhi girl, who was in the Capital recently for a charity aimed at women's empowerment, says that she is, in fact, happy with this role reversal of sorts. Kaur, who stole the limelight as the quiet, loveless homemaker in Ritesh Batra's widelyacclaimed film, The Lunchbox (2013), says that this dark character has actually helped her break the "good girl" mould that her last film had got her into.
"I am happy that I have been offered this role because it has helped people see me beyond my demure image," says Kaur, who now hopes to bag newer roles back home with in this 'aggressive' avatar.
"After seeing me as this sinister woman, even back home, I am being offered roles that are edgier and I am really liking that," says Nimrat who is already reading some cool scripts.
Ask her if after working in an international project, whether the work culture in Bollywood seems less professional, and she's quick to defend the set-up in India. "I think we are as good. There has been a lot of improvement here with shoots taking place as per schedule."