Meera (Urdu: Ù…ÛŒØ±Ø§) is a movie actress from Pakistan. She is based in Lahore. She first appeared on Television in an advertisement in 1982.
Through late 2004 and early 2005, she worked on her first Bollywood project Nazar, directed by Soni Razdan. This movie was the first joint production between India and Pakistan. It was released in February 2005. It immediately landed in trouble with the Pakistani Government, who objected strongly to a scene where she kisses the hero (played by Ashmit Patel of India), on religious and moral grounds. Allegedly, Meera has been fined an undisclosed amount for the kiss. Reportedly, the Pakistani Government is also considering a ban on Pakistani actors from working on Indian projects.
Later doubts were placed on Meera’s claim that she had been fined when the Pakistani government denied placing any fines on Meera for the kiss. She had also claimed to have received death threats that were strongly disputed by her own colleagues.