My anger has completely vanished after becoming a mother: Zara Noor Abbas

The actor shares future parenting plans and how becoming a mother has changed her

Entertainment Desk May 29, 2024

Talented Pakistani actor Zara Noor Abbas, acclaimed for her recent standout performances in dramas Jhoom and Stand-Up Girl, is now basking in a new role—motherhood. Happily married to fellow actor Asad Siddiqui, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Noor-e-Jahan, in March this year. In a candid interview on Political Insight, Zara shared how motherhood has reshaped her life. "My anger has completely vanished after becoming a mother. After becoming a mother, I feel more empathetic towards people, especially mothers. I have become more loving towards other people," she revealed. She added, “I think I am more conscious of time now. If I have to be somewhere, I make sure everything is prepared beforehand.”

When quizzed about which of the three roles—acting, being a wife, or being a new mother—is the most challenging, Zara responded with characteristic confidence, “None of these things are difficult. If you think of these things as work then it will be difficult for you, but if you do them from a place of love, it will be extremely easy for you.” She then shared that she enjoys “being a mother the most.”

Discussing her parenting philosophy, the Badshah Begum actor expressed her desire to raise her daughter as a kind, responsible citizen. “We learn parenting with time, but I want to make my daughter a good person, a good, responsible citizen. I will not force academics on her, but my focus will be to make her a kind and empathetic human being. I never want her to hurt anyone’s heart.”

Last month, Zara took to Instagram to open up about her pregnancy and the trials of motherhood. She described her postpartum journey as a transformative experience from “nothingness to everything.” Reflecting on the pressure to have all the answers in the early days of motherhood, she wrote, “The questions that will only be answered by spending alone time with the baby. The pressure to know it all in these 40 days. It’s superior! It’s a lot! And I feel like we don’t talk much about the journey after the birth. Postpartum. It’s real. It’s as real as pregnancy.”

The Ehd-e-Wafa actor concluded her heartfelt post with essential advice: “Listen to your body and your instinct as a mother.” Emphasising patience, she reassured new mothers, “This will be a long road to recovery, but you will be just fine. I promise you. You know why? Because you are a mother.”

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