How did you decide to be a modal?
I came back to Pakistan after completing my Bachelors from Massachusetts. And started working at a TV channel. I suddenly found myself in the working of massive media frenzy and got a crash in the past, present and future developments of this incredible industry. I had a background in theatre which I used to indulge in as a hobby throughout my academics. I observed the great deal, the business, the actors, the models, the mindset, what’s working, what’s not and then it just took an offer for me to take the plunge.
How did you decide to be an actress?
Fortunately for me, I got a print modeling assignment and an acting assignment simultaneously. So both paths initiated literally a day apart from each other. From the very start I had decide that if I am stepping into this, it is not just to “try” it out, it is with a very serious mindset of making it happen and there being no two ways about it. From the very first day, ia had chosen these two aspects of performing arts as my full time professional career nothing less.
What’s the craziest situation you’ve been in because of your job?
In this line of work and that too in Pakistan where things are never quite certain, anything can be expected. There have been so many ‘this-is-too-crazy-to-be-true’ moments that it’s hard to pin down which one out-did the others. Just recently we had a fashion shoot on the dog island off the shore of Karachi. By the time we were done and we had to wade in 4ft of water for a god length to get to the boat.
The sun had set, the boat was a local wooden fishermen’s boat, it was cold and now with all of is soaking wet it was freezing! Instead of taking the regular 20 minutes route back to Karachi, we had to take a 2 hour rout instead. The logic that the man provided was that the tide was so unexpected the boat could encounter an obstacle on the shorter rout and get us stuck. 8girls, with crew and dozen Balochi fishermen and helpers were all onboard and incredibly wet. We all resorted to wrapping our bodies and faces in the designer’s clothes and dupattas and huddled together to get warm as to avoid falling sick. This is what human trafficking must feel and look like!
What has been the highest high and lowest low for you?
Thankfully there have been many highs; my graduation, my marriage, every work assignment that has taken me a step forward, acknowledgment in any form, family support and so much more. When it comes to lows, honestly as a rule, I decide not to focus on them, so I forget them very easily.
What do you love most about living in Pakistan?
The fact, that there’s so much room to create something unique and new.
What does it mean to be Pakistani for you?
That I have a responsibility towards this country.
Who is your inspiration/role model?
Regs is to riches stories of individuals always inspiring me. I’m inspired by people with chronic disabilities who fight their way to do wonders. Those who have faced heart breaking, soul wrenching tragedies, when use their experiences in doing something extraordinary, I am taken in awe. These people are my role models.
What is your advice you’d give to a novice in your profession?
Know what you want.
What is your greatest fear?
In Shorts about her Life style:
- Istanbul is my favorite vacation point
- I am wearing Nina these days. But is switched my perfume frequently.
- I am addicted to feta cheese.
- Being driven crazy by my two bully brothers is my earliest childhood memory.
- In watches, I am wearing Toy watches.
- My 4th grade ballerina dress that mom stitched for my ballet class is my oldest item in my closet.
- I cannot leave home without my box of healthy snacks and food & phone.
- When I am feeling happy then I try to unwinding at home with a Mohib after completing a fantastic shoot!
- I still can’t believe that I am what I am and do what I do, along with being happily married. It’s a bit of a fairytale if you ask me. May the bubble never pop. Ameen
In this section The News Tribe reproduces Models, Actress and Actresses’ interviews along with other celebrated viewpoints already printed in Pakistani media as a recall of memories for readers and Interviewed persons with the courtesy of those publications and interviewers. Courtesy to Daily Time