In an exclusive interview with Social Diary Magazine, actor and model Hira Tareen gives us a glimpse of her world.
Hira, how are you as a person?
I take time to open up or get close to people but when I do, I am as loyal as they get. My mind is overly active most of the time, full of all kinds of creative concepts and ideas that are taking shape. Otherwise, I love to laugh and enjoy life. I try to take every day as it comes.
At what point did you realize that you wanted to be an actor?
I don’t think there was a specific time, event or an epiphany. One thing led to another and I fell into acting comfortably.
You often do selected projects. Why?
I look at it this way; there are only 24 hours in a day to do the things I love and the things I absolutely have to do. So, I want to make sure I dedicate my time to something that has some sort of substance and significance. Of course, once in a while, there are things you just do to pay the bills but I am blessed and grateful to have the ability – for the most part – to choose the projects I really want to be a part of and feel proud of.
Any plans of doing a film soon?
I wish it was as easy as me just planning on doing one. All the factors have to work together for it to happen. But sure, film is one medium I have been waiting to explore. I am just waiting for the right role to come to me.
What kind of scripts do you enjoy the most?
The ones where it is easy to learn the lines.
Share your thoughts on the emergence of web series in Pakistan.
I think it is a fantastic way to push the boundaries and put out content that you wouldn’t get to see otherwise in traditional media.
You also have a YouTube channel where you share beauty and fitness videos. What pulled you to being so out there on social media?
I noticed a lot of my followers were showing interest in how I do things. I figured it was a nice way to not only give some value to my followers but also connect with them and get to know them better.
What other forms of art do you like?
I enjoy almost all forms of art; painting, sketching, music, creative design and dancing.
How did you channel your creativity during the lockdown period?
I did a lot of content creation, soul searching, cooking and decluttering.
What is your life goal?
To live, and to create something of significance.
What experience in life has taught you a valuable lesson?
I did a lot of self-reflection during lockdown. I learned to not take the little things too seriously and give myself time off to meditate, pray or just take a break. Nothing is more important than inner peace and clarity of the heart and mind.
A quality you wish to see more in the world?
How do you get the haters off your back?
I thank them. Haters are my motivators. There is a lot one can learn from criticism but when it is out of line, they simply get deleted or blocked.
A word of advice for people reading your interview?
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