Nimra reveals why she decided to star in ‘The Queen of My Dreams’ | The Express Tribune

Nimra reveals why she decided to star in ‘The Queen of My Dreams’ | The Express Tribune
  • PublishedSeptember 14, 2023


Celebrated Pakistani and global star Nimra Bucha has captivated audiences with her powerhouse performances. Recently, she graced the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Her impeccable style and grace have taken the festival by storm, leaving an indelible mark at every turn.

While attending the premiere of The Queen of My Dreams, Bucha showcased her fashion prowess by donning a creation from the celebrated designer Takreem-e-Zainab. The dress, chosen specifically for the occasion, exemplified elegance and sophistication, perfectly complementing Bucha’s charismatic presence on the red carpet.

Behind the scenes, the designer shared exclusive insights into the creation of the dress, shedding light on the meticulous craftsmanship that went into this stunning piece. Furthermore, the Ms. Marvel actor took to her Instagram Story to thank her friends who “made Toronto home” for the star, while also thanking Sobia Khakwani for the “perfect ensemble” in which she was photographed. 

Bucha’s appearance at TIFF was about her sartorial choices and her prominent role in the film The Queen of My Dreams. Directed by Fawz Mirza, who also attended the festival, the film has garnered significant attention and praise from critics and audiences alike. 

In an exciting photoshoot captured by Jay L Clendenin at the LA Times Studio at TIFF, Bucha, Mirza, Hamza Haq, and Amrit Kaur came together to create a captivating image that highlighted their camaraderie. The LA Times shared this image with the caption, “Director Fawzia Mirza and actors Amrit Kaur, Nimra Bucha, and Hamza Haq discuss their new film, The Queen of My Dreams, at the Los Angeles Times Studio at the RBC House during the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.”

Speaking about her character with the LA Times, with the context that the themes of the film were personal to the director, Bucha said, “That was the most important thing, where it was so personal for her. And so relatable in a way. In some ways, it was relatable. I think I grew to love Sharmila because I’m not a Sharmila Tagore fan. I learned how to act, and love, and desire, from Indian cinema. I’m more of a Zeenat Aman fan or Rekha. So, Sharmila Tagore, she eluded me in that sense.”

The actor continued, “Because I grew up in the 70s and 80s in Pakistan. That is, I think, one of the big surprises to me, that I grew to love Sharmila Tagore and (turning to Hamza) you remember you sang that song? When we were on set and – yeah. Those songs are now so much a part of – whenever I hear that song somewhere, it’s so evocative, it’s something that I learned now.” 

Furthermore, Bucha revealed, “The thing that really sold the script to me was the scene that I read with you (to Mirza), the Tupperware scene. That’s what drew me to this film. If this film is going to have a Tupperware scene, then nobody else is going to do this, I want to do this (prompting laughter). I loved it so much, that was my favourite bit. It was really fun to do. For me, as an actor, just something small in the frame, just something there will just do something to me.”

A review by Film Companion has described The Queen of My Dreams as “a treat of a film, a real heartfelt pleasure,” further solidifying its position as a must-watch cinematic masterpiece. Bucha herself posted about the film earlier in August on Instagram with the caption, “Our film. So close to our hearts. Coming soon.”

Bucha’s presence at the TIFF showcases her acting prowess and her undeniable influence in the world of entertainment. Her stunning appearances and acclaim garnered by The Queen of My Dreams have made her an unforgettable presence at TIFF 2023.

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