From being a VJ, talk show host and TV actor to being full-time mom, Hira (of the famous Pakistani TV duo Mani & Hira!) has really done it all! With her newest show, Preet Na Kariyo Koi, recently launched on Hum TV (and doing quite well!), we thought the time was ripe for a candid Q&A session with the beautiful lady. Read on!
Q: What would you have been if not an actress?
I would love to be a social worker and make this country a better place for all underprivileged individuals. Building schools, hospitals, homes for free is something I would want to invest my time and energy in. My father has always been socially active and involved so I guess I got it from him.
Q: What is the weekly fitness routine that you follow?
I do yoga and eat healthy. Fruits and vegetables are my main diet. All it takes is some self love and healthy eating, rather than an aggressive gym schedule.
Q: If you could invite any 3 actors from the past to dinner, who would they be?
I am fan of the Kapoor family so it will be Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor and (even though he is still a present force in Bollywood!) Rishi Kapoor.
Q: Any Bollywood actor/actress that you really admire?
There are marvellous actors in India but my favorites are the evergreen Rekha ji and Kajol. I truly admire Kajol’s talent. She is one of the most remarkable actresses in Bollywood and i’ve religiously seen her every movie. And it goes without saying, one day I’d really love to be as gracefully charming and talented as Rekha ji.
Q: If you could rewind time and be the lead in any existing movie, which movie character would you pick?
I’d want to be Aishwarya Rai Bachchan from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The story and dialogues were very intense. I prefer roles that show the woman as a strong, dominating female. It was a beautiful and dramatic love story and I would love to play the lead in it.
Q: How do you manage your hectic work life with 2 kids at home?
First of all I don’t take my responsibilities as a burden on me because these kids, my husband and my work are the blessing of my Allah to me.
So I do it very happily and positively and really, its not that difficult to manage both your work and family if you are fully dedicated to both. All you need is the love and support of your family, which I thankfully, have in abundance!
Well, Team Style Aria sincerely wishes you all the luck and good fortune for your future endeavours, Hira, and we hope that someday soon you might even make a Bollywood debut!