Meher Mistry: Destiny’s child
Dadar girl Meher Mistry on how she turned princess for the lead role in Disney's 'Beauty And The Beast'
When Meher Mistry walks in for a chat at a cosy café in Mumbai’s Bandra area, great vintage hairdo and pashmina stole in place, it is hard not to be reminded of the captivating Belle, the Disney heroine in the Indian staging of Beauty And The Beast she played with such verisimilitude. To think the acting bug only bit her around six years back, when she was a stagehand waiting in the wings to make pre-show announcements (the only time her voice was heard), mopping and cleaning after the arc lights dimmed. This was at the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, California, where her uncle runs internship programmes for young actors to help them earn an Equity card—membership to an actors’ union, worth its weight in gold for anyone hoping to make it in show business.
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