My character is loosely based on Barkha Dutt: Shriya Saran

Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) First Preity Zinta's character in "Lakshya" was modelled on well known journalist Barkha Dutt and now Shriya Saran portrays her in "Mission Istanbul" that is releasing Friday.

Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, the film is based on international terrorism and features Shriya as a TV reporter.

"I play a TV journalist in the film who reports on terrorism," said Shriya who claimed fame for teaming up with Rajinikant in the Tamil hit movie "Sivaji - The Boss".

"My character has a hazy impression of Barkha Dutt in it. Though I have not met her in person, I have seen a lot of her TV shows to get into the character," added the 26-year-old, who forayed in Bol