‘An item’ of a runway queen

Having modelled in several countries across Asia and Europe, Mia Uyeda arrived in India to make waves in the fashion and film industries. While she’s known as the face of several leading international brands, Mia is all set to make heads turn in her upcoming film Blood Money. She opens up on how she handles what seems to be a roller coaster ride.

I always knew that this is what I wanted to do. From Canada to Europe, I’ve travelled to various destinations learning the art of being a sought after model and trust me it’s not a piece of cake. It was a slow climb up the ladder to get to where I am now.

Acting, a dream:
It’s my dream to be an actor. There’s nothing like getting hold of an interesting script and having the opportunity to work with an able director.
Kingfisher calendar:
It was one of the very first projects I signed after arriving in India. It was a breathtaking experience to shoot in some of the most beautiful locations. Working with a photographer like Atul Kasbekar was exciting to say the least.

Ups and downs:
Life in this industry is full of ups and downs, but it’s the experiences that count. The industry is such that you learn something everyday, every second.

Changes in the industry:
I’ve been part of photo shoots since I was 14, hopping from one place to another and working with a wide range of people. The industry has changed over the years and there’s a lot of scope for young talent to make their way to the top too!

Language no barrier:
Every time I go to a different country people bring up the ‘language’ problem. But honestly it’s never going to pose a problem for me because it’s my passion to learn different languages and I hope this comes handy when I sign more films as well.

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