Last year’s finalist in the Miss Veet Pakistan show, Hira Hussain, has made her mark in the world of glamour within no time. Model turned actress, Hira has been seen in multiple television projects that have highlighted her inner talent of acting, which is the reason why the girl is all set to make her debut for the Big screen; for the movie “Cake” that will be directed by first-time director – Asim Abbasi.
The movie also holds a strong cast starring Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik and Faris Khalid, where Hira came ut spilling some beans, saying: “I wasn’t expecting to take up a film anytime soon. I wanted to make a name for myself and be able to invite people to watch a film for me.” She further went on answering on how she came on-board – “My co-star in Cake, Mohammad Ahmad Sahab put my name forward and they were rooting for me.”
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“So the associate producer, Mahnoor got in touch with me and asked me to see her the next day for reading. It all happened over one night. After I had gone through the script, I fell in love with it and I had to complete it all in one go. It’s such a relatable story on family values and drama and I knew wanted to be a part of it. Later, when I got to know about the cast I was more than excited and I wanted to use this film as a platform for myself,” she adds.
The Miss Veet finalist will be seen in a supporting role in the film, and all we could think of is why didn’t she opt for a film offering her a solo-lead for her debut flick? “I know I am not a born actress, I need to learn. It’s a growing process. I want to take baby steps and be great at it. I don’t want to jump into something or have false dreams,” she responded. “I like to keep myself on the ground and be realistic. I need to have that confidence that I can ace any character before I take it up. I want people to get to know me for now.”
She carried on exploring her journey and experience on the set, sharing the fact that she was unsure of her off-screen camaraderie with co-stars, which all settles down quite well later on. “I was scared initially since I didn’t get enough time to mingle with the cast when we were shooting in Karachi and our next spell was to take place for an entire month in Hyderabad. I’m not really chatty and I don’t put myself out there and since the rest of the cast had known each other for so long, I was worried that I’d be bored.”
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“But living with them was like being with a family. We all stayed at the same guest house, we would have our meals together and every night we would sit and discus how the day went,” she added about her unforgettable memories from the sets of Cake. “We would even go to the movies when we weren’t shooting.”
“I’ve learnt so much Sanam and Aamina. The way they switch-off and on is incredible; I was struggling with snapping out of the zone I get into while shooting. They make it look effortless and once the camera stops rolling they are themselves. And they also welcomed me with such warmth.”
Hira had been a quick runner, from modeling to television and now the big screen, where the model turned actress revealed how she fund it easier to work on the sets of Cake, “I feel working on a film is comparatively easier to dramas. I feel television prepares us for a tough time; we have one change after another and have to complete a number of scenes a day,” she noted. “With films, there are rehearsals, you get to go over the scenes and it’s all very chilled out – you’re mentally at peace. You figure out what’s working and what’s not.”