In a sweet gesture, Mawra Hocane — whose debut Pakistan film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani2 has smashed all box office records — chose to spend her 26th birthday at an old age home.
This, of course, was a departure from her previous birthday which was a grand and star-studded affair. So we got in touch with her to ask what prompted this change. “I am very close to my parents, Alhumdulillah. I hope they are happy with me and proud. It’s sad to see old homes filling up. I hope no parent has to see their children abandon them due to sickness or any other reason. I live away from my parents and I was missing my mother a lot. So I thought I’ll go get the love and duas of not one but many mothers. It was truly an overwhelming experience . I hope I can do this often and bring a smile on their faces,” she said during an exclusive chat with Something Haute.
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Blessed to start my B-Day with these amazing mothers at #BinteFatima this morning.. sooo many duas & so much Looove! 🎂 #Alhumdulillah 👉🏻 Especially loved meeting my #Haleema so talented & kind.. can’t wait for you all to watch her in #Aangan . I promised her on set that I’ll spend my birthday with her , she had forgotten my name but she hadn’t forgotten my promise. So much innocence & peace at this Old age Home! I hope & pray that no parents have to live to see their children abandon them. Please take care of your parents, be kind to them for we can never pay back for the love & affection & selflessness they raise us with!!! Thankyou #BinteFatima for being so amazing! P.S Meeting so many Mothers made me miss you my Maaamaaaa! @raziamakhdoom Hope you’re always proud of me & I can always love you & take care of you like you’ve done for me for all these years! I am because you are 💗🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
The old age home Mawra visited is called Bint-e-Fatima and she hopes more people will pay them a visit. “When Allah blesses you with so much, it’s very important to give back. The least I can do is give out love and bring a smile on someone’s face. And that’s what I did!”
Here are some more pictures from her visit: