Leaving Pakistan and Lollywood was painful – Shabnam

Leaving Pakistan and Lollywood was painful - Shabnam

Actress Shabnam, the poster girl of Lollywood in the 1970s, burst into tears while talking about leaving Pakistan and its film industry in the late 1990s.

“It was very painful for me but I did it for my family, especially my father, who suffered from a heart attack in Bangladesh while I was in Pakistan,” said the film star at the literary festival organised by Old Ravians Union (ORU) at Government College University (GCU), Lahore.

A session was dedicated to Shabnam titled, ‘An interaction with Shabnam Ghosh’.

“I lived and worked for almost three decades in Pakistan, how could I forget the people who gave me so much love and respect,” she added.

Shabnam feels the film industry was hit by the 1971 war as there was no concept of five-star hotels nor the actors were very demanding. But, nevertheless she is optimistic about the revival of the film industry, saying the new generation is working hard.


Fareeha Imdad

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