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Hareem Farooq

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By Nida Mohsin
Tue, 08, 19

In a candid interview with You! Hareem talks about her latest movie ‘Heer Maan Ja’ and her likes & dislikes. Read on...


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The charming and multi-talented Hareem Farooq began her career with theater in 2012, playing the lead role in ‘Pawnay 14 August’ and ‘Aangan Terha’. She was introduced to the showbiz world by Osman Khalid Butt. Hareem made her screen debut with a leading role in the 2013 horror thriller ‘Siyaah’. She made her television debut with ‘Mausam’ alongside Ahsan Khan and Yumna Zaidi in 2014 followed by ‘Mere Humdum Mere Dost’, ‘Dusri Bivi’. She then showed her acting skills in several hit television serials including ‘Diyar-e-Dil’ (2015) and ‘Sanam’ (2016). She co-produced ‘Janaan’ followed by her 2018 blockbuster ‘Parchi’. These days she is working on few web series and dramas. In a candid interview with You! Hareem talks about her latest movie ‘Heer Maan Ja’ and her likes & dislikes. Read on...

What are your most memorable drama serials to-date?

‘Diyar-e-Dil’ and ‘Mere Hamdam Mere Dost’.

What made you interested in doing films?

I started my career from theater and films are my ultimate goal. I’m a film person.

What are you expecting from your latest movie ‘Heer Maan Ja’?

I am expecting so much from this film, I worked with all my heart and I hope that there will be a big smile on everyone’s face while leaving cinema.

Can you describe a bit about your role in Heer Maan Ja?

A super innocent girl who always wants to make everyone happy, she is her dad’s favourite.

If you get an offer, will you do Bollywood?

I got offers but I did not like it.

Is acting your passion or just a time pass or a way of making money?

It’s my passion.

Your favourite designer:

Nomi Ansari.

Your favourite photographers:

Rizwan ul Haq and Shahbaz Shazi.

What do you usually wear in daily life?

Jeans t-shirt and Shalwar Kameez

What is one cosmetic you cannot do without?

L’Oreal mascara and Sephora Lip and cheek tint.

Your favourite co-star:

Ali Rehman.

Your most irritating habit:

I love to tease people.

You don’t like people who are...

Hypocrites.

What bores you the most...

People with no sense of humour.

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?

Instagram.

You don’t like men who are:

Sleazy.

What is your favourite thing in your closet right now?

My shoes.

What are your healthy habits?

I workout.

Your most valuable possession:

A hand painting by Anwar Mawsood which he gifted to me.

What’s your favourite restaurant?

I love home cooked food.

Your all time favourite movie:

‘The Dictator’.

You are crazy about...

My work.

Your beauty regimen:

I always wash my makeup before going to bed and use sunblock.

What’s your favourite holiday destination?

Island.


Coffee shops or Dhabaas:

Dhabaas.

Which superstar do you envy the most?

No one.

Song that always gets you on the dance floor?

‘Billo haye’.

What’s the last thing you bought?

Shoes.

The last film that made you cry?

I can cry at every movie.

First thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Drink lemon tea.

What is your favourite thing to do on a Saturday Night?

If I have time then I sleep.

How do you like to spend your Sundays?

I spend my Sundays with my family and friends.

What’s your favourite breakfast food?

A good cheese omelette.

The most important relationship lesson I have learnt so far...

It is very important to try and understand the other person’s perspective as well and not to make your own assumptions and judgments.

If you had access to a time machine which era would you revisit?

’60s.

What do you think this country needs the most?

Need to change the mindset.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Probably representing Pakistan on an international platform.