Iran-born fashion model to move base from Dubai to Mumbai

June 22nd, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, June 22 (IANS) Iran-born fashion model Masha, who has modelled for top Indian designers like Rocky S. and Neeta Lulla, will be moving base from Dubai to Mumbai where she expects better opportunities. “I’ve never felt somewhere was home like I do in Mumbai,” the 25-year-old, who has been living in Dubai since she was nine, told The National newspaper.

“For my career, it is so much better than it is to be here in the Middle East,” she added.

According to Masha, who has worked for two years in fashion capitals of the world like London and Paris, the Indian market was much more exciting.

“I will be doing bigger campaigns and in India, career progression is much quicker and opportunities are more diverse,” she was quoted as saying.

“Instead of just doing one-off catwalk shows, you can do proper campaigns, billboards and TV, which are more international than regional, which it is here in Dubai.”

During the course of her career, she has modelled for some of the world’s top brands like Pepsi, Sony and Panasonic. Last year, she was the face of the United Arab Emirates’ leading telecom operator Etisalat.

Recently, during a three-month stay in Mumbai, she did photo-shoots for Louis Vuitton, Vogue India and Hermes.

Masha, who has a background in pharmaceuticals, feels that she can look Indian too because of her looks.

“I can look quite north Indian so they like me. When they want an Indian look, I work for them and if they want a more Iranian or Middle Eastern look, they use that too,” she said.

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