you & me
Hailing from Karachi, Hira Ahmed started acting in 2010. Acting was not her first career choice but an opportunity came up for her during school for a commercial audition; and that day she discovered the real actress inside her. She has done numerous commercials and dramas, including super-hit serials like Sammi and Munafiq. This week You! is in conversation with the talented Hira Ahmed…
What’s the secret to survive in the industry?
I think luck and of course hard work.
Are you choosy with the scripts you get?
I think I am choosy when accepting scripts and give gap on-screen. I feel that if you work continuously, people don’t like you as much, so giving gap is important.
What does our drama industry lack?
I think now Pakistani drama industry is gaining popularity because of their well-known dramas. All over the world people watching and appreciating our work.
If you ever drop acting, what profession you would choose?
Your first pay cheque:
Something that is close to your heart:
What bores you the most?
Slow internet connections.
What makes you uncomfortable?
When someone peeps into our cell phones without permission.
What are your phobias?
Fear of dogs.
What makes you angry?
What do you do as soon as you wake up?
What phone calls you don’t attend?
Wrong number calls.
Last time you lied about…
I honestly think lies are part of human nature. And it goes to say that it happens to us all the time either to save someone the hurtful truth or to get out of situations (I do this a lot). The last time I lied, I didn’t have answers to questions a person was asking me because that meant me giving a lot of information. I simply told him that I was okay yet I wasn’t.
How do you handle online trolls?
Monitor all your comments and send love against hate.
If you could get invisible for a day, what would you do?
I will take the opportunity to hang around the people close to me and listen to what they will say about me.
Awards or rewards?
Dramas or films?
Work or personal life:
We should keep both separate. Never try to mix them. I repeat never.
Shy or bold?
Emotional or practical?
What do you usually wear on shoots?
An annoying habit of yours:
Talking too much.
Coffee shops, café or dhaaba?
Who is your crush?
Never lose yourself. No matter how close you are to someone. Self-love and care comes first.
Any wish that you want to be fulfilled?
I would wish to convince others to see things my way.
Do you wish to go to the past or see your future?
I’ll wish to go to the past.
Define power of youth:
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
What does Pakistan need?
Being a common person, we need basic our basic rights like education, medical, job, food, shelter and security.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
My aim for the coming five years is to be at a spot where I can have some impact. Professional success is noteworthy to me, so I anticipate taking on more duties and adding more industry mindfulness simultaneously. Ideally, my experience will permit me to enable the organisation to accomplish the ideal objectives in the coming years.
An advice for upcoming actors:
Life is not just about career, growth or success, we should learn to be happy and make people around us happy. Try to enjoy present so that in future if you look back something should bring a smile on your face. Don’t be in a rat race because even if you win the race you will still be a rat.
A message for your fans:
You’re all my motivation. You are what drives me to work hard because I don’t want to let any of you down. I want all of you to be proud of me. I want to thank all of you again for being the best fans possible. Love each one of you!