Saira Shahroz is on a roll. The young actor has two major film projects lined up; Chalay Thay Saath — her debut movie featuring an international actor and Project Ghazi — Pakistan’s first ever superhero film alongside Humayun Saeed and Sheheryar Munawar.
In a live Facebook chat with The Express Tribune, Saira spoke in detail not just about her upcoming projects, but dished out on her relationship with husband Shahroz, motherhood and how she always wanted to be a chef.
Here are 15 highlights from our chat with Saira:
1. Saira has always wanted to be a super hero
“Project Ghazi is like a dream film for me. I have always wanted to be a super hero and this is a dream come true.”
2. She has been offered roles in not just Bollywood but Hollywood films as well
“I have been offered a lot of movies from India. But I never opted for them. Either the story wouldn’t click or the script wouldn’t be strong enough to pull me in.”
“I was offered Rock on 2 as well but I couldn’t sign it because I was getting married at that time. They wanted to have meetings and wanted me to fly in but I said I can’t do it at this time — Meri shaadi horahi hai.”
“I want to focus more on Pakistani films but I don’t mind exploring my boundaries. I have been offered a film from Hollywood as well which was supposed to be directed by one of the producers of Dil Se [Dil Se featured Shah Rukh Khan in lead role]. I didn’t take that up because although they wanted a Pakistani character in the movie, they wanted her to be a really bold Pakistani girl.”
3. Saira always wanted to be a chef
Saira revealed that acting wasn’t the career-path she had planned for. She was actually camera-shy!
“I’ve always wanted to become a chef. Acting wasn’t planned at all. I was really camera shy, it just happened,” she revealed.
“I cook regularly. I make really good fish, pastas and I have tried making sushi too. It turned out great,” she added.
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