Sanam Saeed is one of the most famous actresses in Pakistan. She has delivered some brilliant performances, no doubt her career exhibits her acting skills and the way she blends in every character she plays.
No one can forget her fearless character Kashaf that won everyone’s heart and rebuilt the hunger to be someone in women. Sanam Saeed didn’t grab too many projects, she has always done limited projects but her single drama or film made everyone fall in love with her character.
Recently fans again hyped up by seeing Sanam Saeed and Fawad Khan together after a long time. They both last seen together in one of the most popular dramas in the drama industry “Zindagi Gulzar Hai”.
In her recent interview with the Indian Cultural Journalist, where she answered Puja Talwar’s questions and Cake star responded brilliantly.
She discussed her roles which surely are not perfect, they got many layers and that’s what makes her choose such roles.
Sanam Saeed in conversation with Puja Talwar
Sanam Saeed said, “I don’t think I have come across any perfect character as such. I have to fall in love with my character.
I have to understand her, feel her, believe in her, understand her journey and her story and I think subconsciously I look for a message that my character can pass on to the viewers.
As they say, TV is an extremely powerful tool which I understood very young in my career. I want to do roles that have a positive impact on women.”
In her previous interviews, where she preferred OTT platforms looking at the current scenario. She commented, “On TV things are still a little controlled to be sensitive to certain topics but, OTT platforms have given filmmakers and writers a platform to talk more about taboo topics and it is very necessary because we can’t have this false bubble.”
She also put some light on women empowering characters which make her do such roles she expressed. “I would like to see women in sports or women in their workplace.
We have seen women playing domestic roles but we haven’t seen much of working women. We have had a lot of women in uniforms lately and that’s exciting but unmarried, independent women, and older women characters still need to be explored. It’s important to educate people and broaden their horizons.”
‘Indians still get represented in Hollywood’ – Sanam Saeed
Sanam Saeed went on talking about Indians who get represented in Hollywood more compare to Pakistanis. “I feel Indians still get represented but Pakistanis…not at all.
We have Indians playing Pakistanis or Iranians playing Pakistanis or someone from the Arab world playing a Pakistani but you rarely have a Pakistani actor playing a Pakistani role in a foreign series,” said the actor.
Sanam Saeed also shared her favorite Bollywood actors “Tabu” and “Vidya Balan”. She even shared her favorite Bollywood movies and Indian TV Shows.
“Andhadhun was amazing. It wasn’t done before. I liked the genre. I also liked Haseen Dilruba. I also like crime thrillers like House of Secrets and Delhi Crime.”
Reuniting with Fawad Khan
Many of the people want to know about her reuniting with Fawad Khan after eight years. Although their new project is different from Zindagi Gulzar Hai. Sanam said, “I can’t say much about my character but it’s a family drama. Expect a very different dynamic between Fawad and me. Don’t come in expecting a Jodi of Kashaf Murtaza and Zaroon Junaid.”
Saeed had also added, “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with one of my favorite directors Asim Abbasi again, this time for Zindagi. This new project embarks on a fantastical journey with some stunning performances by a very meticulously picked cast. I can’t wait for everyone to see the magic that’s been created in this beautiful limbo land.”
Sanam Saeed on working in India
As many of the Pakistani artists have worked across the border and shared the screen with some veteran Bollywood actors. Sanam Saeed also expressed her thoughts on working in India during a virtual trailer launch of “Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam”.
She commented, “I am open to working in Indian films, not television. I prefer TV on this side of the border. There are so many genres of films I want to work in, so many actors I would like to collaborate with.” She added, “But to start with, Aamir Khan is someone I would like to work with.”
She also loved to see Pakistani content on Indian OTT platforms, “We know how India is, we have watched their films. But they didn’t know how we look and what our lives are like. So it was eye-opening for them. We look the same, eat the same food, we are practically brothers and sisters.”
She added, “They now know that Pakistanis look like us, have the same kind of hair, talk like us, talk a little better in Urdu. OTT platforms have given us that freedom, where the bans and politics are all set aside, and we can reach the Indian audience through our shows and the response has been overwhelming.”
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