In a latest interview with BBC Urdu, Pakistani actor Salma Hasan opened up about her profession, divorce, and upcoming tasks. Hasan started her profession in 1998 with the PTV collection Dhoop Mein Saawan however she gained immense recognition with the Indusvision sitcom Subset Hai. On the top of her profession, she determined to marry actor-director Azfar Ali and began focusing extra on her private life as a substitute of labor.
The actor, who performs Maheer’s mom in Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha, resumed work a couple of years after her divorce from Ali in 2012. Speaking about her function, she highlighted the significance of not adhering to absolutes when it got here to her character. “Growing this character was troublesome – the remaining are straightforward,” said Hasan.
Persevering with additional, she stated, “For many characters, I’m a mom, so it is easy. You choose up on character sides out of your life, or out of your kinfolk. However this character was unbelievable for me, as a result of how can one individual be so excessive? However in the event you’re enjoying a personality, you should consider in it. I’d preserve justifying her actions to myself that such folks exist.” She spoke about justifying her character’s lack of and thirst for cash. “She’s not involved with relationships, as a result of in that home, there have been none. In her thoughts, cash and luxury are extra vital.”
Hasan additionally shared how the set was extra of a meals avenue than the rest. “It was a working joke. We segregated the women and men, however Wahaj [Ali] was at all times in our room as a result of there was meals there. The funniest factor that occurred a couple of instances was that Shaheen [Khan] and I ended up carrying the identical garments on set. The garments had been usually the butt of our jokes.”
The star additionally spoke about working with the youthful lot within the leisure trade, praising their vitality. “You choose up on their vitality – they’re sharing it with you,” she said. “There’s fixed music enjoying, everybody’s in their very own world, their very own bubble.”
Talking about Yumna Zaidi, Hasan shared how whereas the younger star is sort of caring, she’s additionally devoted to her craft. “She takes her work and characters too critically. She’ll be on set however her thoughts is at all times working. You will not even realise it, after which she’ll say, ‘Ought to I do this?’ So that you sort of realise that she’s nonetheless pondering. After which she’ll talk about it. ‘Ought to I come hug you at this level?’ And her concepts are good. Because of this she provides a 100% to her character.”
Furthermore, Hasan additionally praised Hania Aamir. “I’ve not seen a nicer coronary heart than Hania’s. She’s mischievous so you do not realise it, however she has a coronary heart of gold. She by no means lets anybody understand how a lot she does for them, however after spending a lot time along with her, I realised that she appears out for everybody. The one factor I favored loads about her is that even when there is a junior or additional on set, she’ll prolong the identical respect to them as she does to us.” The actor additionally praised her Fairytale colleague, Sehar Khan calling her a ‘stay wire.’ “She’s at all times so enthusiastic about all the pieces. She loves constructing upon her character, and everybody can see it.”
Hasan additionally make clear the shades of gray crucial for characters. “I did not wish to play my character completely unfavourable. I discovered it troublesome. In some locations, you are not occupied with it, you are performing and having fun with it. With unfavourable characters, you have got lots of margin to search out the nuances.”
The actor additionally shared how, after her divorce, considered one of her admirers met her in Karachi’s Dolmen Mall, when her daughter Fatima was fairly younger. “She was fairly tall, and I nonetheless keep in mind that she was carrying a white abaya. She greeted me and hugged me. That hug was so private. She saved hugging me and began crying. And she or he instructed me that she profusely prays for me and my happiness. That’s one thing I’ll keep in mind for all times as a result of an entire stranger comes out of nowhere to like you, hug you and cry. And I used to be comforting her, assuring her that I used to be okay.”
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