Meera Chopra: Priyanka Chopra gives me unconditional support as sister

Gang of Ghosts, trailer was released last month. It is eerily funny and is based on a Bengali movie ‘Bhuter Bhavishyat’ (Future of Ghosts) which was a big hit in Kollywood. And in that a new face has drawn a lot of attention; which is of Meera Chopra, cousin of Priyanka Chopra. She has debuted in Bollwood with Gang of Ghosts but is a popular face down south. People know her as Nila there. Mumbaigloss decided to speak to her on her début where she will be playing a Ghost. A what??? Yes, a ghost. A pretty face like her would be enacting dead who are funny. Incidentally, the shooting was done in a real-life haunted haveli. Talk about getting into the character! Let’s know more about her and her character in this brief interview.

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Meera Chopra the Gang of Ghost girl

MG: We saw trailers of Gang of Ghosts and you are looking stunning in the promos. Can you talk a bit more about your role and how did you bag this role?

Meera: I play a ghost in this movie, youngest ghost though. We all live like normal people and we have nothing ghostly about us. We all are portraying being ghosts in a funny way. Satishji called me to his office few months back, narrated me the script and asked me to do this role, but I couldn’t say yes at that time because my dates were clashing with 1920 London. But fortunately 1920 got a little delayed and I called up Satishji and told him that I’ll do it.

MG: You are doing good in the south. Why did you decide to switch to Bollywood?

Meera: It’s a very normal transition for every north Indian girl who is working in south to do Bollywood movies. And I am very happy to be working in my language with my people.

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MG: You have done Mass Communication, worked in a media house in the past and also dabbled into fashion business. How did you realise that you wanted to become an actor?

Meera: It’s a cliché but then it’s true that I never thought or wanted to be an actor. I was working in NDTV when I started getting offers for modelling. I dabbled modelling for a couple of months along with my job, when I suddenly got a movie offer from south which was a huge project and I took it. But then I realised how much I love to be in front of the camera. I enjoy acting and would want to do it till I can.

MG: Recently, you walked the ramp in Bengal Fashion Week. How much is fashion important to you? Who are your favourite designers.

Meera: Fashion is a very integral part of my personality. I am extremely fashion conscious and it’s my dream to open my fashion house in New York some day. I love Rocky S, Masaba, Nishika Lulla from India, and internationally my favourites are Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Kate Spade and many others.

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Meera Chopra in Bengal Fashion Week for Rocky S

MG: How are you related to Priyanka Chopra? Are you first cousins? There seems to be a rumour doing the rounds that PCee does not acknowledge you. Are you getting enough support from her in Bollywood?

Meera: Priyanka is a family and she has always been with me in my ventures. She’s a sister who gives me unconditional support. I don’t need to do public display of our relationship. I have immense respect for her and I know in Bollywood she’s always there for me.

MG: What are your future plans in Bollywood? What kind of roles are you aiming at?
Meera: After Gang of Ghosts, I am doing Vikram Bhatt’s 1920 London. I am looking for some strong female centric roles. But then I love commercial cinema too.  I would like to maintain a balance between both.

MG: What do you like to do on an off day?
Meera: I just sleep when I am not doing much. In our profession sleep becomes a luxury. And that’s what I do when I am not working.

MG: Any message from Mumbaigloss readers:
Meera: It was wonderful to be here on Mumbaigloss platform. And please do watch my movie Gang of Ghosts. I need love and support from everybody.

So, this was Meera Chopra, who with her baby face is going to melt a zillion hearts. Do watch Gang of Ghosts because if it is anything near to the original one (which I have seen), you will certainly be ROFL!

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