Popular actress Sana Javed, who’s gained incredible popularity after her role in and as Khaani, is back on our television screens with a zestyÂ character called HeerÂ inÂ Romeo Weds Heer. The actress, who also played the titular role in her big screen hit, Mehrunisa V Lub U, sharedÂ thatÂ transitioning fromÂ theÂ role of Khaani to HeerÂ has beenÂ a challenging task for her.
“It was extremely difficult because Khaani was emotionally draining and I lived that character and stayed depressed for as long as I was playing it,” she said while talking toÂ Instep. She added that within the duration of the drama,Â her character transitioned from a shy meek girl to a strong and independent individual.
“She (Khaani) became the breadwinner of her family, almost like a son. I jumped from that toÂ Romeo Weds Heer and it was really difficult. Heer is a fearless and loud character and IÂ absorbed her character, her style, her personality, which took so much energy and expression,” she said.
The actress who previously received appreciation for her performances in popular dramas likeÂ Pyarey Afzal andÂ Zara Yaad Kar is playing the comic character of Heer in the newly released drama and said that actors need to detox from previous characters before taking on a new role, which can be stressful.
â€œWe have to detox each character before we can step onto the set of the next. In Pakistan there is no character training; we rarely have time to research. Sometimes thereâ€™s not even a dayâ€™s break between two plays and you have no time to switch. Itâ€™s exhausting.â€
She also added, speaking to Something Haute, that she felt it was important to think about the roles she accepted. She had a sense of responsibility, which magnified when she was playing Khaani and young girls would write to her, saying how much she had inspired them.
For now, Romeo Weds HeerÂ was trending at number one on YouTube after the first two episodes and continues to get great ratings.