Meera turns 25?

Published: May 23, 2011
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Meera, the birthday girl, celebrated the evening with journalists. PHOTOS: FILE

Meera, the birthday girl, celebrated the evening with journalists. PHOTOS: FILE

Meera, the birthday girl, celebrated the evening with journalists. PHOTOS: FILE Meera, the birthday girl, celebrated the evening with journalists. PHOTOS: FILE
KARACHI: 

Meera, the diva from Lollywood who is now making waves at a private TV channel, celebrated her birthday in style.

Dressed in a cream coloured outfit, almost half an hour late from the expected time of arrival, film star Meera arrived at the Karachi Press Club on the evening of May 21 and celebrated her birthday with the city’s journalist community.

Speaking on the occasion, Meera said: “I would like to thank Aziz Awan and Asif Ali Pota, for remembering my birthday, which although falls on May 12, I was busy shooting certain programmes, recording certain stuff and so I could not travel back to Lahore to celebrate my birthday with my family and friends.”

Meera said: “I have always had the occasion celebrated not only by my friends and family but I even celebrate it, every year with the journalist community of Lahore at the Lahore Press Club.”

She said: “On May 12, people from various quarters and places of Pakistan wished me, for which I am very thankful to them.” Uttering on her very own: “Happy Birthday!” This made the journalist community of Karachi laugh out loud.

As she was cutting the two-tier cake, the lot of the journalists present at the event started questioning her, about her age. She did not utter a single digit but someone besides her loudly said: “She has turned 25. This is her 25th birthday.” This threw the journalist community, most of whom in a fit of laughter and this eventually made the diva angry and upset and for once, she spoke much sense stating quite blatantly: “We need to become serious, we are not serious people, just look at the nation, this non-serious attitude has led us, where? Sadly, Pakistan has become a laughing stock in front of the entire world.”

But no sooner had she said this that the journalist community present at the Karachi Press Club, became silent but again, wore on a nasty behavior to which Meera said: “I would want a serious attitude from the media, this is a serious business, we have to give each other respect.”

Sharing some other stuff she said: “I started working when I was hardly nine years old, I believe one is a born artist.” Stating in the same breathe: “Every morning I wake up and learn new things.”

Giving other details, she said: “Now, I am planning to make a film called Askar. I am a Pakistani national, I hold a Pakistani nationality and represent my country on those same lines.”

About the film, Meera did not say if she was planning to make it here in Pakistan or in India but Asif Ali Pota said: “This is an Indian project.”

Finally, when approached and asked, if the plans of joining former president Pervez Musharraf’s  political party still remained intact, the diva said: “I will not comment on this. I am just here to cut the birthday cake and celebrate my birthday, today. No comments.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 24th, 2011.

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  • Raza
    May 23, 2011 - 9:55PM

    check her wikipedia profile shes 37!!!Recommend

  • Meera Fan
    May 23, 2011 - 11:42PM

    lolz..25? without counting nightsRecommend

  • ishaq
    May 24, 2011 - 12:12AM

    25+25Recommend

  • Eg
    May 24, 2011 - 2:30AM

    HahahaRecommend

  • PP
    May 24, 2011 - 5:37AM

    People she is 25 this year tooRecommend

  • May 24, 2011 - 7:45AM

    Oooohh? She is young. Forty years young………..mind you not old. Samjhe? Jeeeh! Meera! Go baby go…….way to go girl. Keep it up for another thirty odd years. Salams.Recommend

  • Rizwan
    May 24, 2011 - 8:35AM

    100-50Recommend

  • May 24, 2011 - 9:21AM

    My friend lived in the same street in Lahore where Meera lived. She has turned exactly 44 on this May 12. We must set things right to keep the the record straight about our legendry artistes.
    Reema is 45, mind it please.Recommend

  • Lady6
    May 24, 2011 - 10:00AM

    What if its 25 x 25Recommend

  • Bushra Aftab
    May 24, 2011 - 11:01AM

    Meera bibi like the rest of Pakistan is living in the State-of-denial. Recommend

  • Vingy Ungal
    May 24, 2011 - 11:31AM

    It is not proper to ask a woman her age. Recommend

  • SL
    May 24, 2011 - 11:32AM

    She meant that its her 10th time 25th birthday.. Go do the maths :) Recommend

  • Ba Ha
    May 24, 2011 - 12:03PM

    oh no!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • djxeeshan
    May 24, 2011 - 12:19PM

    Its Meera’s 25th Happy Birthday :D :D :D ROTFLOL… Point to be noted “two-tier cake“.
    Which means 25 x 2 = 50…

    OR

    25 + X = Meera’s Age! Find X in the equation! =PRecommend

  • M0ni
    May 24, 2011 - 12:24PM

    well, i think she took the underroot of her actual age.. :P :DRecommend

  • May 24, 2011 - 12:28PM

    ok, now cant the media for once in life quite cashing meera stories? we all know putting sugar n spice in meera stuff sells papers fast, but really now this topic is long gone like a dead joke. and esp these exclusive “reports” on her age dilemma are something we have read trillion times in various forums already. obviously seems like you run short of a story.Recommend

  • Zaheer Abbas
    May 24, 2011 - 12:41PM

    Her first movie as heroine was ‘Kanta’, which came in 1991-92. So she was 5 years old when she came into our own film industry.Recommend

  • Amanullah
    May 24, 2011 - 1:03PM

    When we corss 50’s these things are common, people inters into second childhood, so don’t worry guyz Baray baray sheeron may chooti chooti batain hoti rehti hain ;)Recommend

  • sara
    May 24, 2011 - 2:32PM

    hahaha i’ve been watching her on tv since the time i was around 10 even im 24 now!Recommend

  • ano
    May 24, 2011 - 2:38PM

    chk this out from wiki

    She is currently part of the GEO television reality show Kaun Banega Meera Patti. This show is based on 13 contestants battling out a chance to get married to the actress and model. The series aired on television on May 19, 2011. In the beginning of the show it was made clear that she was ’25’ This would make Meera 9 years old, when she did the Movie Cheif Saab back in 1995 as a heroine.

    lolRecommend

  • Meera
    May 24, 2011 - 2:51PM

    to be honest * i just turned to 18 *Recommend

  • xulqar
    May 24, 2011 - 4:22PM

    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! ok might be typing mistake. Hey express will you pls make correction and change age from 25 to 52. zillions of thanks.Recommend

  • shahid
    May 24, 2011 - 4:25PM

    she forgouht last year she celebrate her 26th birthday.Recommend

  • asif
    May 24, 2011 - 4:49PM

    she might be celebrating 25 year in film industry. she work first time when she was 9 year old and nw she is celebrating 25 year of service to this industry. congrats silver jublee 25 years of service + 9 year = 34 year :PRecommend

  • RizwanTKhan
    May 24, 2011 - 4:57PM

    Once she said on TV that her age was 23 (then) which was of course fake, and I was 18yrs old at that time. Now she said she is 25 and I just entered my 30s. :)Recommend

  • asif shehzad
    May 24, 2011 - 7:48PM

    it is just a mircle……..we r living in pakistan everything is possible in this country man by the way this is symptoms of day of judgement……lolzRecommend

  • Qamar
    May 24, 2011 - 7:57PM

    once again? Our Meera turned 25 again :)Recommend

  • asif shehzad
    May 24, 2011 - 8:00PM

    it is just a mircle,,,,,,,,this is pakistan everything is possible in this country man these r the symtomps of the day of judgement………..:)Recommend

  • sweet 25..nxt year 25-1
    May 24, 2011 - 9:29PM

    wht else cn u expect frm girls wen it cmes 2 age …same is the case with the boyz wen it cmes 2 salariesRecommend

  • Ben
    May 24, 2011 - 11:55PM

    I remember this is 25th 25th birthdayRecommend

  • Khurram
    May 25, 2011 - 4:55AM

    “hahaha i’ve been watching her on tv since the time i was around 10 even im 24 now!”
    Sara 24 hahaha, you too are now over the hill:) just kidding, I fully support your estimate, Meera got to be somewhere between 36 to 38 years old.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    May 25, 2011 - 7:06AM

    You along with VEENA MALIK are welcome to Bollywood, the most reputed and the most film making industry in the world.Recommend

  • P.A.M
    May 25, 2011 - 9:17AM

    turns another 25Recommend

  • Mirza
    May 25, 2011 - 9:27AM

    Nice diversion from the real problem of Pakistan. Recommend

  • Noon Ghunna
    May 25, 2011 - 9:30AM

    Why everybody is laughing? She is right in her own senses that she is 25. She is not counting Saturdays & sundays, numerous strikes, June-July Summer Vacations, Winter Vacations, gazatted holidays, Bank Holidays etc.Recommend

  • Ehsan
    May 25, 2011 - 11:00AM

    Curious Case of “Meera Button”Recommend

  • Ahmer Ali
    May 25, 2011 - 11:35AM

    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.This is not strange and amazing news for the nation because Pakistani showbiz-related personalities especially women never cross the age limit of 25-30 and whenever you ask them their ages on their birthdays they always say that they are celebrating their 25th to 30th birthday because in film line actresses’ ages remain from 25 to 30 and film line stops the actresses’ age to increasing.Recommend

  • javed
    May 25, 2011 - 11:42AM

    she is aunty minimum age of her 40+ Recommend

  • usman
    May 25, 2011 - 12:12PM

    i was 14 years old when her film love95 released, now m 30 years old and she is 25, how can she b a heroine at age of 9 and having all bomb n garnades with herRecommend

  • Fahd Shah
    May 25, 2011 - 12:17PM

    To all my sisters of Pakistan, please this media of Pakistan is in the hands of the west. as you can see even dupatta is gone. We Pakistanis have a traditional dress which is considered as the best dress all over the world. But we are copying the west. resulting our new generation is spoiled. they even forgot our norms and values.
    Alhumdulillah Channel AAG is closed.
    All of you know better than me that women are prohibited in Islam to show off their dressing.
    But it has become a tradition to have fashion shows.Recommend

  • SK
    May 25, 2011 - 12:33PM

    hahahaa good joke…..Recommend

  • Jibran Sabir
    May 25, 2011 - 1:04PM

    i remember i was 11 when i heard her name associated to some lolly wood movie and now i am 28 years old :PRecommend

  • Asad
    May 25, 2011 - 1:12PM

    This is the 25th year of Meera’s 25th Birthday!!!Recommend

  • Mosadique
    May 25, 2011 - 1:55PM

    I wud recommend Meera to be PM of this nation because atleast she has guts to entertain the countryfolk.We demand Meera to be next PM of Pakistan :)Recommend

  • Chilli
    May 25, 2011 - 2:53PM

    If Meera is 25…I will born tomorrow..Recommend

  • May 25, 2011 - 3:00PM

    @Lady6:
    Real good one! Salams to you Lady6.Recommend

  • Jay Bee
    May 25, 2011 - 3:06PM

    As she was cutting the two-tier cake, the lot of the journalists present at the event started questioning her, about her age. She did not utter a single digit but someone besides her loudly said: “She has turned 25. This is her 25th birthday.

    Did anyone read the story before commenting on it? it was some reporter/journalist who said that, not her! i feel like this is how we keep pointing our fingers at people around us and criticize them without knowing the facts! :)
    Peace!
    A humble request: please respect each other! :)
    God bless all!Recommend

  • Hira
    May 25, 2011 - 5:54PM

    Entertaining lady :)Recommend

  • Asad
    May 25, 2011 - 6:39PM

    @Jay Bee

    Good vigilance. Even I just read this page quickly and thought this is what she saidRecommend

  • bhat
    May 25, 2011 - 7:01PM

    Doctor advice neededRecommend

  • Umair Waheed Sheikh, Khayban e Hafiz,IBA Karachi
    May 25, 2011 - 8:51PM

    Meera my fiance needs to learn from you. My fiance is 26 and looks like she is 32!Recommend

  • Meera
    May 26, 2011 - 1:24AM

    I donts undarstend why you peeples are so jelus of me! I can show you peeple I am 25 when i founds miy burth sertefecaate. take me burthdaay seryusly its not a jook Recommend

  • Mahrukh
    May 26, 2011 - 8:17AM

    I think her date of birth is 29 feb.Recommend

  • OA
    May 26, 2011 - 8:37AM

    I don’t really care who Meera is and how old she is; I am just appalled at the poor grammar and language used in this article. This is written at 3rd grade level. Is the writer meant to be a journalist? I’d highly recommend some writing classes.Recommend

  • EJ
    May 26, 2011 - 10:36AM

    this meant to be a comic relief? :)Recommend

  • Najib Khan
    May 26, 2011 - 12:01PM

    15 yrs later when my now 15 yrs old son would be reading ET , he would find the same news Meera turns 25 or rather 15.

    I think if one inquires Barbara Sharif now at present about her age , she definitely would say she is still in the ventilator after being a new arrival in the world.

    Endless sagas of our cute old babes Recommend

  • Muhammad Qureshi
    May 26, 2011 - 7:33PM

    I never understood as why women/girls/females hide their age, I saw only two females with their real age on internet and the rest…you know it, the thing is “you can not stop the age or the aging process”, what difference will it make if some one says she is 16 instead of 25, why do women get happy with this…..seriously they need to grow up.Recommend

  • Khan from Jeddah
    May 26, 2011 - 8:36PM

    Congrats on your 25th anniversary as an actress… the Meera Pati guys look too young for you!!!! :-)))Recommend

  • Khan from Jeddah
    May 26, 2011 - 8:40PM

    Her IMDb profile:

    Date of Birth
    15 July 1976, Lahore, Pakistan

    Birth Name
    Irtiza Rubab

    Height
    5′ 4″ (1.63 m)

    Mini Biography
    Meera was born on 15th July 1976 in Lahore. She started acting in school plays in high school and went on to model for various commercial products while still in high school. Meera went to Lahore’s Kinniard College and continued to act in school plays, however at this point her modelling career really took off as she appeared in ads for Pepsi and Lux while still in her mid-teens.Recommend

  • Khan from Jeddah
    May 26, 2011 - 8:41PM

    IMDB:

    Date of Birth
    15 July 1976, Lahore, Pakistan

    Birth Name
    Irtiza Rubab

    Height
    5′ 4″ (1.63 m)

    Mini Biography
    Meera was born on 15th July 1976 in Lahore. She started acting in school plays in high school and went on to model for various commercial products while still in high school. Meera went to Lahore’s Kinniard College and continued to act in school plays, however at this point her modelling career really took off as she appeared in ads for Pepsi and Lux while still in her mid-teens.Recommend

  • May 26, 2011 - 9:10PM

    She didn’t declared that she is 25… But she said our nation is funny…. So why you all guys trying to proof that we are just fool funny peoples… we just make fun every time instead of working seriously…..

    So sad on pakistani nation… That is why i dont be like you peoples… i changed my nationality to Bahraini.Recommend

  • Aneezay
    May 26, 2011 - 10:04PM

    ..she should have said “i just born and this is my first birthday”instead of 25th.. i would have believe it:PRecommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    May 27, 2011 - 9:24AM

    Whats wrong with you guys..She did not mention her age, it was someone else who said 25.Recommend

  • May 27, 2011 - 11:07AM

    Breaking News in the year 2026

    Meera celebrates her 25th birthday.Recommend

  • someone
    May 27, 2011 - 11:54AM

    Meera, (Urdu: میرا) (born Irtaza Rubab, May 12, 1973), is a film actress from Pakistan. So, she has turned 38 according to wikipedia.Recommend

  • mazen
    May 27, 2011 - 1:38PM

    five or six year back while watching the t.v one voice hit my ear and i stunned to know that meera turned to 23 and now after six year later she should have attained the age of 29 years……..quite astonishing for me and without any suspicion for the rest of pakistanis to come to know that miss meera is still 25 years old……………lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………….i think at every night before felling asleep meera realised that she is juz a teenager all the other peroples are juz insane because they know nothing about my life despite of the fact that she is,no doubt,a well renowned actress.meera jee when i attain the age of 50 ull remain something around 30 by the way im now is 25……………lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………….Recommend

  • mazen
    May 27, 2011 - 1:41PM

    meera doesnt know that this is her sense of humour make people laugh………….lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzRecommend

  • Syed Naqwi
    May 27, 2011 - 5:29PM

    if she is 25 than I’m not born yet and writing on this blog from somewhere up in the heavens…Recommend

  • Nadeem Chaudhry
    May 27, 2011 - 7:46PM

    meera has applied the mathematical formula of 14-x=25 to reduce her age….hahahahaRecommend

  • Hassaan bin Shaheen
    Jun 6, 2011 - 10:08AM

    Could it be? It could, it could. She could be on of the Cullen’s, a vampire, she doesn’t age!Recommend

  • Iftikhar Ali
    Jun 6, 2011 - 6:35PM

    Thanks God
    She is not claiming her virginityRecommend

  • Litmus
    Jul 14, 2011 - 11:37AM

    Meera is 25: the 25th time i guess.

    Recommend

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