Sabeena Syed - Vibrant, Vivacious and Yound!

Sabeen Syed, the young starlet in her 20s, has already played significant roles in a lot of dramas but her career has only just begun. She made her big screen debut in the 2018 Pakistani aerial combat-war romantic film Parwaaz Hai Junoon and is known for her supporting role in 2017’s romantic drama Yakeen Ka Safar alongside the most adored celebrity couple Sajal Aly and Ahad Raza Mir. Apart from that, she has worked in dramas like Mujhay Jeenay Do, Badbakht, Muqaddar, to name a few.

Syed is refreshingly unpretentious when it comes to talking about her craft and her personal life. In an interview with MAG, the rising starlet, while talking about her experience working alongside the cast of Parwaaz Hai Junoon states that, “I've made lifelong friendships and learnt so much from the brilliant actors on set. I was very lucky I got to meet and work with almost the entire cast including Shaz Khan, Kubra Khan, Faris Shafi, Ahad Raza Mir, Hania Aamir, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Rachel Viccaji, Shafaat Ali, Sikander Vincent Khan, Shamoon Abbasi and Mustafa Changezi. Everyone was brilliant.

This definitely became a great kick start for me in the industry.” Having started her career in her teen years, one would certainly feel they’ve missed out on something. “I feel like I’ve missed out on the carefree naivety that characterises the teens. Discipline and accountability became a part of my life very early on. Teenagers are allowed to make mistakes and learn, a vital part of growing up. Being a public figure and in the industry, you only have consequences. Sometimes a part of me does wish I could have had the fun all my batch mates did. But everyone gets their own storyline and I am happy,” says Syed about her life as a celebrity.

The press spend their careers trying to get their audiences the inside story of celebrities' public and private lives. Keeping that in mind, we took the question “How do you draw the line between the public and the private Sabeena?” to the actress, to which she said, “If there is something I've learned it's that there is no point in faking a public image. People can sense when you're being inauthentic and in the end you face consequences. I stay true to myself in both scenarios and so far it’s been working out for me. Being honest and unapologetic about who you are is, well, just less off screen drama.” Ending things on a lighter note, we played a little rapid fire round with Syed where she revealed some pretty intriguing facts about herself in the process. Excerpts:

Rapid but fiery

What do you first notice about someone when you meet them?

I notice their vibe and the topics they choose as a conversation starter.

If you could make a documentary about anything what would it be?

I think I’d love to make a documentary on the underrated travel destinations in Pakistan.

Television shows you’ve binged on recently?

I had to binge watch Friends because of all the hype around it and the reunion episode.

Trend you would like to see disappear forever?

The skinny jeans trend, like it keeps coming back from time to time and I really don’t vibe with skinny jeans.

Favourite fashion trend of all time?

Hands down hoop earrings!

What’s your idea of a perfect day?

One where I don’t have to worry about being on time anywhere and I can just chill at home.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Is knowing all the languages in the world a super power? Because I think it is, I’d love to have it.

What’s your favourite beverage?

I think it would be caramel flavoured cold coffee.

What’s heavily played on your music playlist right now?

It’s a song called Dou Pal by Taha G and Maanu – I’m in love with the local music scene these days.

How do you manage stress?

I usually paint or keep myself busy in any way.

Umer Mushtaq 

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Nabila Salon

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Yasser Sadiq