Beauty and brains - Mawra Hocane is quickly becoming the face of the industry, at home and across the border. The starling actress started as a VJ and later hit the TV screens to become a recurring face we see in soap operas. She made her silver screen debut with Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 and we all know about her Bollywood debut in Sanam Teri Kasam. Hocane’s delicate features and petite frame belongs on the ramp; Mawra has modelled for various high-end designers and is here to stay. Little broadcasted fact, Hocane is also a lawyer, summing up to a full package. Taking time from a full schedule, she sits down for a quick chat with MAG. Read on:

If your life was a movie, what genre would it be?

Romantic Drama.

One thing you can eat any time of the day?

I don’t know about eating, but I can have tea anytime in the day.

Favourite cartoon character of all time?

Flynn Rider from Tangled.

An actor you would want to swap lives with?

All the actors who are trained in martial arts or a dance form.

If you were to run away and start a new life, where would you go?

I wouldn’t want it any other way, I’ll start where my heart is, life’s been exceptionally comforting all because I was in Pakistan.

Best and worst purchase you have ever made?

Worst, an Hermes scarf which I thought was a shawl and it turned out really thin and small. Best, my shoes collection.

Favourite book of all time

Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak.

One ridiculous thing you grew up believing as a child?

I believed that Allama Iqbal dreamt about Pakistan during his exams.

If you could pick your own nickname, what would it be?

I like being called M over everything else.

What would a day with yourself look like?

It will be a lot of sleep, comfort food, a good read and deep contemplation of future.

How do you take your coffee?

Sugar and cream.

Home is... ?

….where Urwa is.