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Zarina Wahab in Vidya's next!

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Mumbai, June 4 -- Veteran actor Zarina Wahab, who starred in films like Chitchor (1976) and Gharaonda (1977), will soon be seen in a cameo in Vidya Balan's next film - a detective thriller.

A source informs, "It was during a chance meeting on a flight that Vidya and Zarinaji got talking about the film, which is set in Hyderabad." Since Wahab also hails from the city, she found the story of the film very intriguing, and even expressed her desire to feature in it. "The next day, she called Dia Mirza (the film's producer) asking her if she could be part of the project. And that's how she landed the role, which is an extended cameo," adds the source.     

When contacted, Dia says, "Zarinaji is one of the most elegant and talented actors of her generation and it was an endearing surprise when she told Vidya that she wanted to be a part of the film. A Hyderabadi herself, she said she would love to be a part of the film and length of the role didn't matter."

She adds, "Fortunately, we were looking for talent for a part that we cast her in and she suits the role perfectly. Her presence in the film adds a wonderful dimension to the part she plays in the movie."