Guess Which Dream Of Nimrat Kaur's Did Ekta Kapoor Fulfil!

Airlift actress Nimrat Kaur, who is known for her unconventional choice of roles, is getting her ‘dream job’ all thanks to television czarina, Ekta Kapoor

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Guess Which Dream Of Nimrat Kaur's Did Ekta Kapoor Fulfil!

After stepping out of her comfort zone in the second season of M Night Shyamlan’s Wayward Pines (she essayed the role of Rebecca Yedlin), Nimrat is all set to feature in Ekta Kapoor’s first digital series for the app, ALT Balaji. The untitled show will be directed by Nagesh Kukunoor. Nimrat plays the protagonist in the story which has the Indian Army as the backdrop. Her role is that of a woman prepping to be inducted in the army in a combat role. 

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The actress, who comes from a defence background, confesses that she always dreamt of being part of the army and this role is making it come true for her. "I grew up in cantonments and have been an out-and-out army kid all my life. My father was in the services since the time I was born to my formative years. That environment has enhanced my sense of belonging. Life and time have given me different opportunities but the army will always be my home," Nimrat said in an interview to a leading daily, revealing that she had plans to join the army before she found her calling in acting.

She added, "Now, I'm getting to do just that, wear the uniform like my father. Growing up, I'd watch Shah Rukh Khan in 
Fauji and I remember being fascinated with that as well. This show is the closest to being part of that world."

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The show will also mark the digital debut of Kukunoor, who has helmed films such as Dor, Iqbal, Lakshmi and Dhanak among others in the past. Nimrat is elated to work with the director as she believes that his films are replete with strong female characters. “Nagesh has a powerful mind for women-oriented subjects and characters, be it Dor or even Iqbal, which revolved around a deaf-mute boy and his aspirations to be a cricketer but featured a strong female character (Shweta Basu Prasad as Iqbal's sister Khadija). Also, the idea is not to conform to one medium. I love experimenting. I've done short films before, like Encounter, Elayichi and Love Shots. I've done TV series abroad like Homeland and Wayward Pines, so it's interesting to venture into digital series now,” she concluded.

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