you & me
Saboor Aly may look like a delicate doll but this young girl has managed to gain fame in a short span of time owing to her natural acting skills. Aly began her acting career with a brief role in the melodrama ‘Dil Nawaz’ and ‘Choti si Kahani’. According to Aly, becoming an actress was never in her plans. “My mom forcefully took me to an audition one day, before that I never thought of becoming an actor neither I had any interest in becoming one.” Little did she know that she would become a famous actress one day.
Aly’s first noticeable soap opera was ‘Mehmoodabad Ki Malkain’, however, she actually garnered recognition with a comic role in the sitcom - ‘Mr. Shamim’. She witnessed a huge amount of success and appreciation for her stunning looks and acting skills in drama serials ‘Wadda’, ‘Mubarak Ho Beti Hui Ha’ and ‘Visaal’. These days Aly is playing a lead role in drama serial ‘Gul O Gulzaar’ and is also appearing in drama serial ‘Bhool’.
Currently, she is working on three projects - one for iDream, one for Six Sigma and another one is for MD. There’s also a short film for web in the pipeline by Sana Shahnawaz. In a candid interview with You! this talented actress shares her likes and dislikes with our readers...
How many dramas have you done so far?
I have lost count.
What is your most memorable drama serial to-date?
‘Daag’ for sure. Because of the controversy that we all still remember.
Is acting your passion or just a time pass?
When I started, acting wasn’t my passion. But gradually it has become one and now I focus on improving my skills and I’ve started loving what I do.
Your favourite international label:
Your favourite designer:
Your favourite photographer:
Steve McCurry. I love how he captures struggles and joys of a normal human being.
What do you usually wear in daily life?
PJs! I like being in comfortable clothes when I’m not shooting.
What is one cosmetic you cannot do without?
Lip and cheek tint.
Your favourite co-star:
There’s a long list, but Sajjal is someone I’d love working with.
Your most irritating habit:
Being obsessive for things that matter to me.
You don’t like people who are...
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram:
What is your favourite thing to do on a Saturday night?
Going alone for a long drive with my favourite music on.
What is your favourite thing in your closet right now?
I prefer street wear rather than big fancy designer, so my favourite thing in my closet these days is a crop top that I got from H&M.
What are your healthy habits?
I drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily.
Your most valuable possession:
My mother’s ring.
What’s your favourite restaurant?
I don’t care about restaurants, it’s the company that matters the most to me.
Your all-time favorite movie?
I love movies with strong female characters... ‘Kill Bill’ is the one that is my constant favorite.
What bores you the most?
People who are full of themselves.
You are crazy about...
How do you like to spend your Sundays?
I get up early and get dressed-up and drive myself to a good breakfast at different restaurants every time.
Your beauty regimen:
A good night sleep that I hardly get while I’m shooting.
Your favourite exercise...
What’s your favourite breakfast food?
Waffle pancakes with chocolate syrup and strawberries.
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
If you had access to a time machine which era would you revisit?
I’d like to go back to ‘90s and re-live my childhood.
Coffee shops or Dhabaas:
Coffee shop... I’m a coffee person.
Which superstar do you envy the most?
Envy wouldn’t be the right word but Amal Clooney is someone whom I look up to.
What do you think this country needs the most?
A leader like Hazrat Ali (R.A)
Song that always gets you on the dance floor:
‘Shut up and dance with me!’
What’s the last thing you bought?
What books are on your bedside table?
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.
The last film that made you cry:
First thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Check my phone.
What do you do in your spare time?
I watch movies.
The most important relationship lesson I have learnt so far...
Never get too involved, NEVER.
You get super uncomfortable when...
I’m surrounded by people that I don’t know.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I don’t know where I’m going to see myself in the next five mins. Life is so unpredictable these days.