Nafisa Ali ‘is nervous to face the camera’ as she makes comeback in films after cancer in remission


Nafisa Ali

Nafisa Ali

Veteran actress Nafisa Ali Sodhi is all set to make a comeback in films. The actress can’t hold her excitement to be back on screen after a decade. “I am so excited. But, I am also nervous as I am facing the camera after so long,” Nafisa told IANS.

The actress took to her Instagram page on Wednesday and revealed her comeback. She wrote, “Reading a film script after ages. off to Mumbai to act after years with my cancer in remission. I am so looking forward to a creative medium.”

A cancer survivor, Nafisa fought her battle with the disease with courage and vigour. “A lot of changes have happened in my life. It gives me hope. Hope is very important in life,” said Nafisa.

The 64-year-old actress entered the Hindi film industry in 1978 with her debut film ‘Junoon’ directed by legendary filmmaker Shyam Benegal. Nafisa played the role of an English girl Ruth Labadoor with prominent actors like Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Shashi Kapoor, and Shashi’s wife Jennifer Kendal who played Nafisa’s mother in the film.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Nafisa was last seen in ‘Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster 3’. “All these years I was offered many movies. But, when I read this script and I liked the role,” said Nafisa.

The actress is known for her roles in ‘Major Saab’, ‘Life in a Metro’, ‘Guzaarish’, ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’, among others.

An effervescent Nafisa informed, “I am in high spirits and looking forward to doing this role. I have taken it up for motivation.”

“I am going to Mumbai on Friday for the shooting. I am not allowed to reveal anything about the project as of now,” signed off Nafisa.

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