Smart, energetic, and truly entertaining- Moona Soomro is someone who has been bringing forth some great content as she puts her fiery skills of being relatable and hilarious, creating enactments to real-life scenarios. As she fought off challenges, Moona is loving her work and while speaking to Social Diary, she shared more about what drives her forward every day, the impact of social media on our lives, and women specifically as well as what lies ahead. Read On:
SD: When did you feel you wanted to become a digital creator?
Moona: Can’t say when exactly, but like everyone in this era of social media, I used to watch these content creators showcasing their skills and talent online and making people laugh. I got inspired and wanted to become one too.
SD: Were there any major setbacks you had to face?
Moona: Of course, I belong to a conservative family, where they don’t accept a girl from their family to be a public figure. I had to face those challenges and convince my parents. It took some time for them to come onboard but eventually, they did.
SD: What was the personal touch you brought into the field?
Moona: My content reflects my life to some extent.
SD: How do you work out the content for your videos?
Moona: I try to relate my life and that of the audience to my videos. My reels are no plasma physics or rocket science. It’s what everyone experiences or goes through in their life. All the general and simple problems that everyone relates with.
SD: Do you consider comedy an essential tool in life?
Moona: Yes, adulting is so tough, tiring, exhausting, and full of responsibilities. Which drains a person’s energy and comedy recharges the person. It’s like eating a bar of chocolate in a bad mood. It instantly gives a boost of energy and keeps the person going.
SD: Is it hard to make people laugh?
Moona: Keeping the reels in mind, I’d say no, it’s not difficult to make people laugh. Reels are hardly a couple of seconds long but make people roll on the floor laughing.
SD: When it comes to negativity or online trolling, how do you deal with it?
Moona: It would be a lie if I say negativity doesn’t bother me. It does penetrate to my skin to some extent but I try to ignore the bullies and trolls as much as I can and focus on those who actually like me.
SD: What is your mantra for creating a good balance between your personal life and online presence?
Moona: Not everything needs to be posted on social media.
SD: Do you feel there are limitations faced by women who wish to make their mark in the digital industry as opposed to men?
Moona: No, on the contrary, I believe it’s the other way around. It’s the era of women. They’re more viewed and liked on social media than their counterparts. They don’t have to put a lot of effort to gain a good amount of followers whereas men have to work hard to gain reach.
SD: How do you wish to progress your work further? Anything you wish to explore further?
Moona: Yes, I’d so much like to explore and invest in videos related to beauty products. I love doing makeup and would love to give it a go.
SD: Would you ever consider exploring the realm of movies and dramas?
Moona: If I get the opportunity then a big yes! It would be good to see myself on TV.
IN A GLANCE
What is your absolute superpower?
Don’t think I have one
Your favorite personality?
The one thing that is a mood killer?
Three things you have with you all the time?
Things to talk about
Which season is the best style statement?
Morning Person or Late Nights Enthusiast
A night owl, without a doubt
Desi Wear or Western
Seeing the death of my loved ones
Wish I had listened to my mother more
Most Prized Possession.
I don’t value material things
My parents’ support
Someone you wish to meet.
Top 3 things on your bucket list.
Visit as many countries as I can
Having a collection of my favorite novelists
Owning a telescope
The best thing about your work
The worst thing about your work.
Films or Dramas?
What people don’t know about you?
Your dream destination