Nimrat Kaur plays ISI agent in Homeland
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After finding global visibility with ‘The Lunchbox’ Indian actress Nimrat Kaur has landed a chance to play a Pakistani character in the fourth season of hit American series “Homeland,” set in Islamabad, IBN reported.
The Punjabi girl, who has roots in Rawalpindi and Lahore, finds the opportunity “very interesting”.
Currently in Cape Town for a shooting schedule of the Emmy Award-winning political thriller series, Nimrat says “it is very early on” to comment on her experience.
Nimrat said she accepted the role without a “second thought”, adding that India and Pakistan are culturally quite similar.
“I belong to Punjab and there’s so much similarity between us. There are food-loving and fun-loving people,” she said.
While for now the “Homeland” team is busy shooting the show, Nimrat hopes she will be able to visit Pakistan at least once in her lifetime.
“I’m dying to go to Pakistan once,” she said, adding: “My maternal and paternal ancestors come from Rawalpindi and Lahore. It’s a strange affinity we have toward people there, and I would love to get a chance to go there. It’s a dream.”
The actress will be joined on the show by actor Suraj Sharma of “Life Of Pi” fame, “Mad Men” star Mark Moses and Art Malik, known for “True Lies.”
“Homeland” will air in the US from Oct. 6. Her character will be introduced in the narrative in the fourth episode.
It may sound strange, but Nimrat had never seen “Homeland” before she saw the pilot episode of the new season.
“I wish I had seen it before! After I saw the pilot episode, I asked for all the three seasons and saw all of it! I watched it whenever I found time between work,” said the actress, who has been in and out of Cape Town since early July.
Nevertheless, she is yet to experience the city’s beauty in its entirety.
“It’s my first time in South Africa. But I have not been traveling here much because it’s cold and rainy. Otherwise, it’s really nice and beautiful,” she said.