Despite being relatively new in the industry, Zara Noor Abbas has emerged victorious with her sheer hard work, giving memorable performances in television plays like Khamoshi, Lamhay and Qaid. It seems like 2019 is going to be Zara’s big break. The actress will make her film debut with Wajahat Rauf’s Chhalawa this Eid ul Fitr and we will see her next in Asim Raza’s Parey Hut Love on Eid ul Azha.
So far Zara has four TV plays to her credit and the actress has always played a damsel in distress on-screen. In Chhalawa, her character has taken a 180 degree shift where she has this firecracker persona. Chhalawa is a romantic comedy where Haya (Zara) is playing a lighthearted comic role. Something Haute recently caught up with the actress to find out how she feels about her image transition from TV to films.
“I believe my characters in Lamhay and Qaid didn’t resonate that much with the audience because audience doesn’t appreciate monotony. I’ve attempted to do something different with Chhalawa, and so far have received a very good response for it. I also think that viewers expect to see actresses playing different characters in films from what they do in television,” Zara said.
Which one of the two on-screen personas is most close to her real personality, we asked.
“None. I’m a very emotional person. That character would be something very deep and dark and it perhaps will be something that might be difficult for audience to understand,” Zara replied.
Watch the video to find out how blessed Zara feels to be surrounded by legendary actors, her take on nepotism, body shaming and the consuming nature of the entertainment industry.