Instep Today

Catching up with Kinza Hashmi

Instep Today
By Maria Shirazi
Mon, 11, 19

Having started her career in 2014 with drama serial Adhura Milan, Kinza Hashmi is a young, promising actress who is serious about the projects she attaches herself to. With diverse TV dramas such as the popular series Ishq Tamasha, Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai, Daldal, Seerat and many others to her credit, Kinza has come a long way in a short span of time. Though Kinza Hashmi has generated mostly positive reviews for her performances so far, it’s the headstrong and selfish character, Rushna in Ishq Tamasha that she has been most applauded for. According to her, Rushna is one character that is closest to her heart.

Currently she is appearing in two drama serials, Deewar e Shab and Gul o Gulzar. In the former, Kinza essays the character of Joya, a strong girl who knows when to take a stand for herself. However, in the latter she plays the part of Gulzar, a naive girl who gets influenced by others very easily and in the process tends to ruin her marriage. While she is doing a commendable job in both her serials, Kinza is gearing up for her latest drama serial Tu Mera Junoon, which is slated to go on air today (November 18) on Geo Entertainment. In this drama, the Deewar e Shab star is set to take on yet another complicated character.

“In Tu Mera Junoon I’m essaying the character of a complex, confused girl, called Hayat. The story revolves around Hayat who is unable to understand what men actually want,” Kinza told Instep.

“It is a love triangle, where one guy claims his love for Hayat, while the other says that he will be loyal to her no matter what. However, both of them lack something,” she said.

The drama directed by Sami Sani and penned by Shabnam Sani, features Asad Siddiqui, Noor Hassan, Zainab Qayyum (aka ZQ), Saba Faisal, Rashid Farooqui and Sana Fakhar besides Kinza.

Talking about her character, Rushna in Ishq Tamasha, one asked how difficult or challenging was it to essay the role of an antihero? The actress responded, “In my opinion, portraying such a character requires constant energy and the way an actor has to show different shades is quite challenging.”

She further went to say that as an actor it is our job to play all kinds of roles. “An actor shouldn’t be afraid to experiment and if we start getting worried about the labels we’ll be attached to then we won’t be able to focus on what we’re good at,” she asserted.

As for as selecting roles is concerned, Kinza shared that what matters to her the most is how challenging the role is. “I believe that the part I am playing should be strong and leave an impact on the viewer. Before signing up for a part I take into account what message it is conveying to the viewers and whether it’s worth putting in too much effort or not.”

Sharing her views on socially-relevant plays that often come across as very depressing, the actress expressed, “I don’t think the content has become depressing. In fact, TV is the perfect medium to create awareness about social issues that have plagued our society.”

Kinza also spoke about her upcoming projects and informed that for now she’s reading some scripts and in fact she is looking forward to Tu Mera Junoon that will air today.

On whether she has any films in the distant future, Kinza said on a parting note, “I’m just waiting for the right script and hopefully you will see me on the big screen pretty soon. But right now I’m only focusing on television projects.”