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Zoya Afroz opens up on how she brought out her role in 'Mukhbir - The Story of a Spy'

Currently, the actor is basking in the glory and love that her latest web show, Mukhbir - The Story of a Spy has brought in.

Published: Sunday,Dec 04, 2022 05:30 AM GMT-07:00
Updated: Sunday,Dec 04, 2022 07:56 AM GMT-07:00
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Zoya Afroz

Actor Zoya Afroz has been on the tube for the longest time now and ranging from films to TV to web series, she has indeed done it all.

Currently, the actor is basking in the glory and love that her latest web show, Mukhbir - The Story of a Spy on Zee5 has brought in. 

We managed to ask some questions on the same.

Your director has quite a bit of experience in this genre. How did he help you bring alive your character and the story?

As an actor it’s very important to keep our choices in mind. We make our choices to say a certain dialogue or to play a scene a certain way but that’s when my director Shivam Nair & JP (Jayprad Desai) - were my guiding light. In more than one occasion he was able to guide me and brought out performances which he was able to find from within me. Karan Oberoi’s writting of Jameela was always very clear and it gave me room to bring my own performance in it. 

I think we are a star driven audience where we go with the popularity of an actor and sometime stories take a back seat. Mukhbir’s journey will always be front and centre and I give all credit to our directors who made us stay true to the characters and stories above all else. Not for flair or charisma but realistic performance is what our audiences are demanding now and that’s where he shines through his genre of work. 

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With so much content out there, why should people invest their time in watching Mukhbir? How will Mukhbir stand out in the already cluttered OTT space which has a plenty of spy / espionage content?

With the rise of OTT stories which are embedded in the fabric of our country have been given opportunity to enter the hearts and minds of our audiences. Mukhbir is another unique example for it. Mukhbirs story - A Mukhbirs contribution to our freedom - tells a tale of the lost soldiers who all fought for our freedom. We have rightfully glorified the freedom fighters who we learn about in our text books but beyond them all lies stories of soldiers who fought valiantly to make India the country it is today and Mukhbir’s journey is an exemplary story for it.

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