Innocence on face and talent dripping out of each character, we had a mini conversation with the real star of “Inkar” – Yumna Zaidi and this is what we talked about.
1) We always see Yumna playing innocent characters, Is it because you always choose such roles?
I think my innocent characters have been registered more than the other characters I have played. Out of 12-14 shows, I have done two negative roles and two light comedy
2) Are you willing to opt for the role of an antagonist in future?
Yes, waiting for that.
3) Which drama and character from the past you would love to do?
4) Which one has been your favorite out of all your dramas up till now?
Yeh Raha Dil and Inkaar
5)Your weirdest fan moment?
A guy at the airport on counter, out of excitement, gave me the wrong flight boarding card.
6) What’s the best and worst thing about living a star life?
Best. Everything is best about this life. I cant thank enough.
7) People have loved your character in “Inkar”. What do you love about this character?
Her strength and truthfulness
8) We have heard that the drama is based on a real life incident, how true is that?
Inspiration from Khadija’s stabbing case but it was just an inspiration.
9) In the time when there is “me too” and “importance of consent” movement going on along with a deep rooted misogyny embedded in the society, how do you think Dramas like “inkaar” can impact a society?
I feel that women in Entertainment industry are very strong. I think they can take a stand for themselves. But a common woman\girl can relate to this drama very well and can also learn from it. Always remember that If something bad has happened, do take a stand for it.
10) Which role was the biggest challenge for you to perform out of all your characters?
Samera\Shakra in Ishq Zahe Naseeb
11) You picked up the real game from the drama “Zara Yaad Kar”. You had a very strong character, how did it impact you and how much can you relate to that character?
That was the only script which I didn’t read and asked my mom to do it. I was so confused that whether I should do it or not. Khalil Sahab’s script is always beautiful but the dialogue delivery is always difficult and is expected to be excellent . Initially, I gave up because i thought I wasn’t doing it well. But, i was so conscious while working that I tried to give my best shot and this way I learnt a lot. I enjoyed that character and i still remember that drama.
12) What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I don’t want to answer that. There are many actually.
13) What is one piece of advice that you always keep in your mind?
Stay strong and always keep a firm belief in yourself.
15) Out of all your dramas, Which role can you relate to the most?
I think I can’t relate because we all are different in real life. I just want to mention one thing here. Every character that I have played up till now, I have tried to pick up good things that eventually became a part of my personality.
16) Tell us about your future projects?
My future projects are very interesting. One is for Hum TV and the other is for Geo. I am sure people would love it because one is a bubbly character and the other is very simple and of kind nature.
Delay in diagnosis can result in long term disability
An awareness seminar to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis was conducted at the Governor house Punjab, with joint collaboration of Arthritis Care Foundation and Scotmann Pharmaceuticals here in Lahore on Sunday 21 November.
The seminar was chaired by the honorable Governor of Punjab Chaudry Muhammad Sarwar, with awareness sessions conducted by chairperson Arthritis Care Foundation, Prof. Nighat Mir Ahmed, Co-chairperson Prof. Sumaira Farman Raja, and Co-chairperson and General Secretary, Prof. Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, and Dr. Saira E. A. Khan.
According to research done by the Arthritis Care Foundation with funding by World Health Organization, approximately 1 out of every 4th person is suffering from some kind of inflammatory joint disease. If not diagnosed early, these conditions can result in long-term disability, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. State of the art department of Rheumatology with international standards and equipment has been initiated at the Central Park Teaching Hospital, served by highly skilled and qualified specialists and staff. Central Park Teaching Hospital also provides free treatment services for deserving patients with the support of the Arthritis Care Foundation.
The seminar highlighted the role of Vitamin D, diet, and exercise for healthy bones and joints, arthritis in children, young and elderly, and the common causes of back pain.
Peng Salon celebrates Children’s Day, inviting Children Cancer patients for a Spa Day
This Children’s Day, Peng Salon & Spa, one of the leading hair & skin clinics in Karachi came up with a thoughtful initiative for children suffering from cancer. They invited these young cancer warriors from Indus Hospital for a Spa Day at the salon to mark Children’s Day celebrations. The children were treated with professional salon & spa services for a relaxing & refreshing experience.
Kaneez Fiza & Nafisa Dawood, Incharge at the Psychosocial department at Indus Hospital, who accompanied the children stated that the children were happy and it was an amazing experience for the children as well as their team at the Peng Salon. According to Kaneez, it was the first time for the children that they had visited a salon and they loved every bit of it and were overjoyed with the experience.
These children, fighting their battle against Cancer, are dreamers – full of innocence, hope and happiness. These little angels enjoyed the services of their choice at the salon and they were all smiles with the kind of pampering they were provided with. Services such as Haircut, hair styling, manicure, pedicure, makeup etc. were provided that made their day extra special.
After going through months of grueling treatment, giving these brave warriors such a day was a thoughtful initiative by Peng Salon. Arranging a Spa Day on Children’s Day for these young children to give them moments of joy and happiness was a wonderful idea by the team. Their aim to make these children feel valued, loved and special while helping them make cherishing memories.
Children were overwhelmed with the services they were provided and were all smiles as they left for the hospital again. Thumbs up to Peng Salon for initiating such a thoughtful activity to celebrate Children’s Day!
5 motivational thoughts to get you motivated by Canadian-Pakistani CEO, Muneeb Mushtaq
Canadian Pakistani CEO and motivational speaker Muneeb Mushtaq has given us many insightful and empowering thoughts over the years on the basis of his experiences as a young and dynamic businessman. The tech tycoon has been the founder of three tech business ventures and has managed to achieve so much at such a young age. And, he has given back his learning and knowledge by motivating, educating, and mentoring people to be successful in life.
Here are some motivational thoughts by the Forbes awarded entrepreneur Muneeb Mushtaq to get you motivated and beat the Monday blues:
- Get rid of the useless and negative clutter in your life
Muneeb Mushtaq suggests that it is important to subtract some of the unnecessary things from life to realise how insignificant they are. He advises us to get away from the insignificant and negative clutter in order to see an immediate positive impact. Worrying about what others think of us, trying to please everyone are some of the unimportant things we need to remove as soon as possible. According to him “When you remove what’s negative, it’ll add more space for what’s POSITIVE”!
- Don’t wait, just take the first step
The successful entrepreneur recommends us not to wait for other people or for the perfect moment to do what you have always wanted to do. There will never be a perfect time, situation or circumstances that would make you start working on your dreams. He advises us to just take the first step and get started.
- Failure is the opportunity to start over again, more wisely
The dynamic businessman is also of the view that failure provides an invaluable experience that makes it more likely to get success the next time around. He explains: “Till the time you don’t give up, the failures are just learning experiences, helping you to eventually succeed.”
- Respect the competition
Muneeb Mushtaq also shares this motivational thought that competition should be embraced and should be used as a driving force to push you further rather than fearing it. Competition is also a validation that there is a massive market and opportunity in the space to grow further.
- Change is important
Another motivating thought from Muneeb Mushtaq is that if you want change in life, then you should also be willing to change. He says, “If you are not willing to change, don’t expect your life to either”.
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