Interesting to play Pakistani in US show: Nimrat Kaur

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.

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.

However, she is loving every bit of it - especially since her role of Tasneem Kureshi, a high-level operative within Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, has been increased from five to nine episodes.

Nimrat said she accepted the role without giving a ‘second thought’.

‘It is very interesting (to play a Pakistani character in a US show). India and Pakistan are culturally so similar...I belong to Punjab and there's so much similarity between us. There are food-loving and fun-loving people ...I'd just say it's a country which is a victim of circumstances,’ she said in a telephonic interaction from Cape Town.

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