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    Actress Sara Loren on working in a new industry and women-centric films

    Ita��s hard to believe that this sexy actress and model was once a tomboy. a�?a�?I had very short hair, lived in jeans and T-shirts, fought with boys and didna��t know anything about make up. I never liked having my pictures taken and would only click pictures of my family,a��a�� begins Sara Loren, who hails from Pakistan and changed her name from Mona Lizza Hussain for the stage. As expected, the a�?Lorena�� is inspired by the Hollywood legend and was recommended by a numerologist. Today, the 29-year-old wants to be in front of the camera. After doing a few Urdu serials, Loren was one of the first to move to Bollywood, with Kajraare in 2010. While her last project, Murder 3 with Randeep Hooda and Aditi Rao Hydari, bombed at the box office, she is upbeat about her upcoming projectsa��Barkhaa, Ishq Click and Fraud Saiyaan. a�?a�?In Barkhaa, I play a middle class girl from Himachal, who becomes a bar dancer,a�? says the Mumbai girl. In the romantic film, Ishq Click, she plays a star who is in love with a photographer, and in Fraud Saiyaan, she will be seen with Arshad Warsi, playing a tough character who cusses.
    After five years in the industry, Loren has learnt that patience is all one needs. a�?a�?Bollywood is not easy, especially when youa��re an outsider. As actors, we are the most scared bunch. Wea��re so conscious about everything and are always in this race to out do the other,a��a�� she confesses.
    Barkhaa is scheduled to release on March 27

    After hours
    Inspiration: I grew up watching women-centric films like Umrao Jaan and Pakeezah. I think women can show more emotion.
    Foodie: I used to binge on double cheese pizzas at one point of time. I love biryanis, bhel puri and dosa. But I follow all this with green tea.
    Shop unlimited: I like Masaba and Manish Malhotra. I love shopping in Dubai.

    a�� Mrinalini Sundar


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