Does Nafisa Ali smoke?: No.Does Nafisa Ali drink alcohol?: Yes.Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother and married to a Sikh, she perfectly reflects the secularism of India.Nafisa Ali was a National Swimming Champion (1972-1974). In an interview, she said I learnt swimming when I was very young. I used to be called the sizzling water baby in those days because I would win all the swimming championships..She won the coveted Miss India title in 1976 and was second runner-up at Miss International in 1977. Nafisa Ali (A Former Miss India).She was even a Jockey at the Calcutta Gymkhana in 1979.Her entry in Bollywood was mere a chance. Rishi Kapoor saw her photo on the cover of The Junior Statesman, a popular magazine of that time, and showed it to his father Raj Kapoor. Both were awestruck by her heavenly beauty. Raj Kapoor even offered her a film opposite Rishi, but her father turned it down; as he was not comfortable with the idea of his daughter working in films.Following her meeting with Shashi Kapoor and Shyam Benegal on Raj Kapoors birthday in Mumbai, she was offered the lead role in Junoon. She said My father did not want me to act, but because I had just turned 21, he told me to make my own decision. So, I took the chance and moved to Bombay..While making Junoon, filmmaker Nasir Hussain wanted to cast Nafisa in a film opposite Rishi Kapoor but it did not work out again. Around the same time as Junoon, Nasir Hussain was drawing up a contract for her to work with me in Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai. It was signed, sealed and delivered, and everything was in place when, once again, her father threw a spanner in the works. He didnt agree with a few clauses in the contract. says Rishi Kapoor.Though she regrets now for being a docile daughter of her father at that time. In an interview, she quoted I regret listening to my father. I should have never listened to him regarding my journey in cinema. Cinema is so empowering, stimulating, and exciting You can be anything you want to be; that is the greatness of cinema. Also, she regrets not having done Raj Kapoors movie Heena.