MUMBAI: Barbie Handa is Priyanka Chopra’s first cousin, who is now all set to make her silver screen debut in Anubhav Sinha’s Zid.
Barbie, in order to be walking with the times, has now rechristened herself as Manaara, courtesy,Anubhav Sinha. Speaking about the name change, Sinha reasoned that Barbie was too childish a name for a grown-up girl. He added that Manaara also happens to be her nickname. Seconding his thoughts was Barbie herself… we mean… Manaara herself, who said that she liked the very name Manaara, which means a Greek word for ‘something that shines’.
Manaara is making news for multiple reasons and one of them being the film’s dare-bare posters which features her. Explaining which she says, since we are in 2014, she can’t be in a veil (‘ghoonghat’).
When asked for her sister Priyanka’s reaction to the posters, Manaara was quick to reply that prior to the poster shoot, she had called up Priyanka Chopra (who was in Barcelona at that time) and she gave her nod for the same, but with a condition that she had to ensure that it’s done aesthetically and didn’t look sleazy.
Zid is slated for a release on 28th November and is creating quite a buzz amongst the who’s who of B-Town.