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HINA ASHFAQ - NAVIGATING THROUGH DREAMS
- 10 Nov - 16 Nov, 2018
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Her start may sound like any other woman’s to this industry, but it’s not. She is distinct in her spirit and intelligence, singularly proving her mettle like no other. Hina opened her eyes to the fashion realm as a top seven contestant in 2014’s Miss Veet Contest; a platform which is calibrated with having successfully launched the careers of many models. The young art student has since then navigated her ship of dreams to success; working with prominent names of the country; Hub, Hush Puppies, Jazz, Mantra and more. One project at a time. Fed with a passion for art and creativity, Hina’s life has been a mosaic of glamourous cover shoots and now, character acting. In 2016, she was seen in the drama Munkir and later she made a guest appearance in the movie Thora Jee Le. At present, Hina is working on her new project, Alif, which will be screened soon. She talks to MAG, spilling the beans on all that’s nitty-gritty and trivial in her life. Read on…
Your most memorable moment?
When I saw myself on the billboard for the first time.
The scariest moment?
I once got rejected for a project and it really made me scared. It’s all in the past now, thankfully.
You are most nervous when?
I used to get really nervous during screen tests and auditions.
You feel most comfortable and satisfied when?
When people I love are with me happily. Also putting a smile on someone’s face gets me endless satisfaction.
First celebrity crush?
The Khans, every Asian woman crushes on; Fawad Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.
A celebrity you wish to work with in future projects?
It would be Fawad Khan. And Saba Qamar!
Your favourite colour/s?
If you were stranded on an island, you would?
I will probably enjoy myself at first, do a bit of sightseeing. Before the annoyance kicks in!
If you had the choice to wake up as someone else one morning, who would it be?
Queen of a kingdom. Yes, that would be it.
If not an actor, what would you choose as an alternative career choice?
I think I would make a great fashion designer and a celebrity stylist.
If you get to choose being stuck in an elevator with someone, who would you want it to be?
That I can’t share [laughs].
If you would want to change an aspect of your appearance, what would you change?
I wouldn’t change anything. I am very happy with my appearance.
If you get to be invisible, you would?
I would try to solve people’s problems.
Your three magic wishes are?
To get taller and prettier. To be happy and stress free. To emanate a positive outlook and influence people with my positivity.
A superpower you want?
To be able to read people’s minds.
If made president for one day, what would you do?
To make Pakistan great again.
Your biggest phobia?
That most people would have a negative opinion about me even when I have done nothing wrong.
Your idea of an ideal man?
A man who is well-mannered and has a positive outlook on life. I am big on great personalities.
If you were to author your autobiography, what would be the title?
‘I Am, Who I Am’ sounds nice to me.
If they were to make a movie on your life, which actress would you like to play your character?
It would be fun and interesting to play my own character in a film about me!
Your favourite actor?
Zac Efron, Fawad Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.
A drama and movie you recently watched?
I watched the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House.
Extrovert or introvert?
Extrovert on the outside, introvert under my skin.
Summers or winters?
It’s mountains or beaches for you?
Your definition of an ideal woman?
A woman who knows how to balance her personal life and career.
You can’t live without?
Happiness. No one can.
What is the one thing you can’t forgive anyone for?
I hate lies, and I can’t forgive liars. I also feel the same about people who go back on their promise and commitments. No forgiveness for them, from me.
You get emotional when?
When someone doesn’t care about me or my feelings.
A beauty regime you swear by for your hair and skin?
There are many. But never underestimate the power of drinking lots of water.
Your workout regime?
How would you define your style sense?
My style depends on my mood and the place where I am heading.
How do you unwind and relax after a tiring day?
I count on a body massage or a hot oil head massage. Works every time.
What makes you impatient?
What is the most important think you’ve learnt in life?
Never depend on others.
You’re addicted to?
My work, and in a way I am addicted to myself.
Three words that describe you?
Positive, short-tempered and friendly.
One thing a woman should never do?
A woman should never ever compromise on her respect.
Men should never?
Ever disrespect woman.
A turn on for you?
A good fragrance.
A turn off for you?
Bad mannerisms and a negative personality.
Something you are good at?
I feel I am incredibly good at making myself happy.
How long does it take you to get ready?
The time duration can range from five minutes to 60 minutes...
Is there something you would never wear?
Um, not really.
Favourite thing to wear would be?
Pretty party dresses.
A habit of yours that you like the most?
Again, I am big on thinking positive. Positive thinking is my forte.
A habit of yours that you dislike the most?
I am short-tempered and can get really impatient.
Hair, makeup and photography: Akif Ilyas
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