Iqra Aziz is one of our favorites in the Pakistani drama world, I mean it’s quite obvious we love her.
Khair, Iqra Aziz had an interview with Samina Peerzada (who by the way, is slowly becoming the Oprah of Pakistan), and you bet they talked about some deep, personal stuff.
Samina started her interview with her trademark question about Iqra’s bachpan and time growing up.
Iqra revealed that she lives in the Saddar area in Karachi, which is truly the heart of the city. Her family has been living there for the past 30 years. She grew up there, living in a joint family system, and says that she’s truly loved the experience.
She went on to talk about her father.
Iqra’s father worked in Saudi Arabia at the time she was born, and only returned to Pakistan when she was 3 years old. She recalls how everyone at her house kept telling her that her ‘Abbu’ was coming home, but 3-year-old Iqra didn’t understand what that meant.
She retells the story of how she would find corners of her home to hide in because she was just so shy around her father. They both hadn’t seen each other ever, and she didn’t know who he was. When Samina asked how they got so close, Iqra responds by saying that he would bring her chocolates. She admits that the chocolate meant nothing for her, but she enjoyed the attention that they brought her from her father.
He, unfortunately, passed away due to a heart attack when Iqra was just 12 years old. She recalls the time she spent with her father fondly and misses the time they spent together.
Iqra also talks about how she was quite the tomboy growing up.
Samina asked her about her gudiyan collection, Iqra responded with ‘I had gun toys and remote control cars’. You can imagine Samina’s shock. Growing up, Iqra says that she was a total tomboy and never liked playing with dolls.
Towards the end, she talks about her character in ‘Qurban’ and how it impacted her and her acting career.
Her character was negative and she got a lot of praise for it, but according to her, she started embodying the character’s negativity in her own life. She began to notice how she would backbite about people or how she’d think negatively about people. Finally, she realized what she was doing and decided to spend more time with her family, therefore, making it easier to transition out of the character.
Iqra Aziz spoke candidly in this interview, and it felt truly genuine. The second part of the interview will have to do with her character in ‘Suno Chanda’ so we know you all will be interested in knowing ALL the details then.