“I have given my 200 percent to this film, and I’m sure my fans will love me in the film and appreciate my hard work…”
A beauty behind #DMPS
Humaima is really excited about her upcoming film #DPMS and hopes that her hard work and dedication during the shoot will churn out positive results in cinemas. Here she just gave such an exclusive interview to Social Diary by sharing her working experiences which she faced in this romantic comedy, starring Sikander Rizvi in the lead role.
You received immense appreciation for your acting in ‘Bol’, do you think you will be able to replicate the same quality of performance in Dekh Magar Pyar Se?
Absolutely. I have worked really hard for DMPS, just like I do in every project. My hopes are high. I have given my 200 percent to this film, and I’m sure my fans will love me in the film and appreciate my hard work. It’s a labour of sheer hard work, love and dedication and it will deliver.
We do believe you recently have been a part of shoot/interview within British Vogue Magazine – do tell us what was the activity for and how was your experience working with an international team?
It was a fashion shoot for Karachi-based designer Syeda Amera. It was shot by the very talented Adnan Qazi. I and extremely excited about and overwhelmed at being featured in British Vogue, which is considered a fashion Bible worldwide. Also, how many people from the fashion or film or TV industry in Pakistan have featured in such a hugely popular global publication? I’m honoured, thrilled and excited.
Tell us something about your character in Dekh Magar Pyar Se and more importantly your chemistry with Sikander Rizvi…?
As you already know, DMPS is a rom-com with sizzling chemistry between the leading characters, as evident from the posters. Sikander was a delight to work with, and we had a great time on set. To see how we look together, you’ll have to watch the film.
Now, considering Asadul Haque’s lack of prior experience in directing feature films, let’s discuss how he performed as a first-timer. Shooting for DMPS was an amazing experience, and Asad kept his word by completing the film within the committed timeframe of 45 days, a rarity in the Pakistani entertainment industry. His professionalism and dedication were evident, and it didn’t feel like he was directing for the first time.
Moving on to the topic of your brand recognition compared to contemporaries like Mahira Khan and Sanam Saeed, it raises the question of how long it will take for a film to be known by your name, rather than the director’s or the hero’s. In my case, I prioritize quality over quantity and am selective about my projects. I want to fully concentrate on what I have at hand and not spread myself too thin. This is why I’m particular about the roles I choose. I don’t want to disappoint my loyal fans by taking on too much. It’s all for my fans, and I’m confident they will love me in DMPS.
Give your fans a reason to watch Dekh Magar Pyar Se…?
Firstly, I’m in it, which is a big reason (laughs). DMPS is a complete package that offers romance, comedy, great music, styling, cinematography, and more. It has everything one wants in a perfect film. Plus, it’s a Pakistani film, and our industry needs support to grow. So, there are many reasons to watch DMPS.
“I prioritize quality over quantity. I’m selective about my projects because I want to fully concentrate on what I have at hand and not spread myself too thin…”