The epistolary drama, which revolved around a lonely wife, who connects with a soon-to-retire government employee via letters in a tiffin box, was a breakout role for Nimrat. “Lunchbox was a tough act to follow. A film like that happens to people maybe once. I was left wondering what I am going to do next. It’s a very classic problem and it happens to people who break into the industry with something that significant. I did face that,” said Nimrat. “But I hope I am not afraid of that success in my life because I know I don’t let any kind of success go to my head. Yes, it is a little daunting to figure out but luckily for me ‘Homeland’ and Airlift came at a very interesting time. It has been fulfilling in diverse ways.”
Nimrat is currently playing the role of Rebecca in the second season of Fox’s ‘Wayward Pines’. “Life has a way of bringing forth what I should be doing next in that particular time of my life. It is a great time to be working as an actor in India. The opportunities I have in India like doing Airlift with Akshay Kumar, it would not have been possible a few years ago.” Nimrat says the only thing that she is careful about while choosing a particular role is to avoid falling into cliches.