Diya brushed up acting skills at New York University


Indo-Asian News Service

Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Diya Mirza's performance in "Shootout At Lokhandwala" as a deglamourised, no-nonsense news reporter fetched her rave reviews. To further improve her acting skills, the actress pursued a course in cinema in New York.

Diya said: "'Shootout At Lokhandwala' is the kind of cinema that I believe in. I played a serious, socially aware woman who doesn't want to attract attention to her physicality. She's a woman in a man's world. She wants her work to be the focus of her personality. Unfortunately we actors cannot hope for such invisibility in our profession. But I'm trying."To brace herself for more realistic cinema, Diya went to the US to sharpen her acting skills. "I was in New York to participate in a seven-day workshop in acting at New York University. It's very important for every actor to renew and refurbish her skills," she said.

She returned to play a pivotal character in Sanjay Gupta's "Alibaug".

Before Diya, it was Manisha Koirala who had gone to the US to do a course in cinema.