“I think the most important thing is respect! Respect your parents and your siblings, spend quality time with them regardless of how busy you are always take out time and be with them. ..”
Sana Ansari Because it’s a Family Time
This time, we took a special interview of much known fashion celebrity Sana Ansari, who is a lovable personality and recently got engaged… Here she shared the prized memories that splurge with her family and now the endeavor of newly engaged…
What’s your first memory?
My first memory as a child would probably be when I was a tom boy and used to think I knew how to do Karate. I would practice on trees screaming “Hayii yaaaa” and climb them pretending to be a spy. I would literally climb everything roofs, trees you name it.
How did your parents meet?
Well my parents had an arrange marriage, nothing interesting there sadly. But my father moved back to Canada shortly after they were married and they used to write ‘Love Letters’ to each other, which my sisters and I found a couple of years back – AWKWARD!!!
Tell us about your childhood home?
My childhood home was amazing!!! I still remember it like it was yesterday, it was a very cute cozy little house. All us sisters used to sleep in one room, which wasn’t always fun because we fought like cats and dogs, but I think it’s what made us so close to each other and gave us amazing memories which we will hold on to for the rest of our lives.
Tell us about your views, what you will have to do something unique & exclusive on your wedding day?
Well I haven’t really thought about anything exclusive on my wedding day, the only thing I have thought of probably is how my outfit should be and I want a complete regal look. My main worry is how I will let my dad & mom go 🙁 thinking about that moment breaks my heart a little every time.
What were your favorite school subjects?
I don’t think I had a single favorite subject… Haha… I was a wild child. Although I had a favorite class which was “PE class”, as I mentioned I was a tom boy, so I couldn’t wait till it was Friday and we would have our PE class and get to play basketball and cricket and throw ball.
6. What did you do with your first paycheck?
What I had always thought was I would buy my mother a diamond ring with it, but unfortunately my first paycheck was not enough to cover that hahaha. I ended up taking my entire family for dinner which was a great alternative.
Suggest any 4 tips how to take all the family relations in a proper manner?
I think the most important thing is respect! Respect your parents and your siblings, spend quality time with them regardless of how busy you are always take out time and be with them. This is something my older sister taught me and it’s a great advice to hold on to. Also gifts buy gifts, that always helps break the ice in a fight :p.
8. How do you celebrate holidays with your family?
Well my mum is usually around the house doing work, my dad is watching cricket (he is OBSESSED with the game) and asking us to make him lassi. And my sisters are in between all over the house or going out with friends. Best part is we all have breakfast together which is a wonderful feeling.
9. Tell us about some of the places where you’ve been happiest.
One of my happiest places was Makkah, our father took us there every year for Umrah, and it was the best feeling ever. Of course my childhood home was one of the places where I was happiest, it has the best memories. And lastly my happiest place was being underwater when I went Scuba Diving in Dubai.
10. Describe a typical family dinner. Did you all eat together as a family? Who did the cooking? What were your favorite foods?
Wow a typical family dinner would start with a fight and end with a light conversation and some laughter. It’s a rule in my house that every dinner, Friday lunch and Sunday brunch the entire family has to be together at the dinner table. We always have dinner together. It’s my Fathers rule, one that used to hate as a child but now love. My cook does the cooking and my favorite dish is chiken karhai or bhindi gosht — YUM!
How is the world today different from what it was like when you were a child?
I think the world has changed a lot from when I was young. I dislike that children don’t play outside that much, things like ‘baraaf pani’ or ‘petu garam’ or even ‘kings’ it was sooo much fun. My entire childhood was spent playing these games and being naughty. Now you just hand your child an iPad and they are entertained which is sad but the world is advancing and I guess everyone has to move along with it.