Actress-producer Dia Mirza feels lucky to have shared the stage with Oscar-winning Hollywood star Halle Berry, and says she was glad to see the former James Bond girl's admiration for Indian cinema.
The Indian actress met Berry during a closed door event here. Dia, a former Miss Asia-Pacific, hopes Berry comes to Mumbai again soon.
"It was a wonderful opportunity for me to share a platform with Halle Berry. Our journeys have been so similar right from the beginning of our careers. From winning a beauty pageant to being a part of the film industry then turning producer, Halle and I really bonded over how congruent our lives have been," Dia said in a statement.
"Another thing that we share in common is our love for the environment. I was also very glad to hear that Halle is a fan of the Indian film industry and has watched some of our films too. She is a woman of grace and I hope to see her back in Mumbai soon," she added.
All those in the know of the event and of Berry's trip, were tight-lipped. There was also no invitation to the media, due to which people were left guessing on Thursday what brought the "Monster's Ball" star to the country.
Before meeting Dia, Berry, who is known for films like "X-Men" and "Die Another Day", strolled on the roads of Mumbai. She shared on Instagram two photographs from her visit -- one captured a skyline full of high-rises with the sun's rays adding an orange tinge to the sky, and another in which she is seen roaming around care-free.