Celebrities and Interviews

I love to read interviews of my favorite celebrities and really like to watch shows with celebrity interviews; it is one of my favorite hobbies because it gives me an insight into the mind of the artists that I admire. Sometimes, some interviews can be a complete eye opener and may change your opinion about a particular celebrity in some way. I think that a celebrity’s personal life is pretty much of his/her own business but at the same time the celebrities must and do work very hard to maintain a certain public image. Maintaining this public image would mean not saying things that will disappoint their fans; they do owe their fans that much don’t they? Here are some things that I read in some celebrities’ interviews which completely baffled and disappointed me as well. I am not here to judge anyone, I just want to share these lines from some of the celebrity interviews and want your opinion on it. Also, some celebrities have “standard Interviews’ in which they are more of the target!

Noman Ijaz is one of my most favorite actors; the thing I admire about this actor the most is that he is confident enough to experiment with new roles. Many of the youngsters nowadays usually stick to the same kind of roles but Noman Ijaz will always be seen doing something different. Noman Ijaz usually refrains from giving interviews and goes as far as saying “I want journalists to get this message through your interview that I do not want them to approach me. And what’s more I charge money for giving interviews.” Noman Ijaz said this in his interview to Dawn newspaper some years back. The lines surely seemed shocking to me, not only this but he also said
“My criterion for accepting any project is money. I am not interested in who the director or scriptwriter is. It is money and only money that determines which project to go for.” It does not end here in reply to one of the questions he also said, “I really wouldn’t mind doing a film in India if somebody offered me a role. But never in Pakistan as they are worse than the overflowing gutter.”

I have to say that I was terribly disappointed to read this interview. I expected Noman Ijaz to br slightly more responsible with his replies but I guess he is a blunt person by nature.


Atif Aslam earned a lot of fame in a very short period of time by working very hard and not giving up. Atif Aslam is a very talented singer, there is no denying that but sometimes it seems like he is obsessed with the opposite gender and most of his answers revolve around how his life has a changed vis-à-vis girls in his life after achieving stardom. I was reading one of his interviews from a couple of years back in which he mentioned how he had to stand in the sun and change buses to go to college. On hearing that the interviewer asked “But life has turned around for you”. And Atif’s answer was as follows “It has. It was always easy for me to go on a date before becoming a star. That has changed now. It has become very difficult for me. I have had a steady girlfriend for two to three years but not before that. I couldn’t handle it two years ago. I’m a people’s person now. In fact, I’m public property”. I am not sure where exactly does this answer fit in but I have heard many such replies from him in other interviews. He is married now and obviously things will change but you do expect something a lot different from a star.

Javeria and Saud are one couple whose interviews always have great shock value! Saud’s interest in other women seems to be the highlight of the interview or it has to come up. Many times if some other woman celebrity is invited to the same show, Saud may have had some “history” with her too. I saw one interview with Saud, Javeria and actress Leila in a show and it was very obvious that Javeria was very uncomfortable and there were indirect references by the host as well as Leila to the history that Saud and Leila share. Javeria and Saud are always put in a tough spot by the people who interview them. I find it almost insulting; I think they should lay down some rules before giving an interview or going in a show.

javeria saud

Bushar Ansari is a very talented artist; she has proved her mettle not just in acting but in so many other fields as well. But in her interviews sometimes she comes across as a little too confident; which is never a good thing. The way she talked about her upcoming play “Mere Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley” and how confident she was that it would be the next big thing was actually disappointing. I think no matter how much success an artist get, people who are down to earth always appeal to you more.

Do you read interviews? Do you watch shows with celebrity interviews? Are there any celebrities whose interviews or something that they said in their interview was shocking for you? Please share your opinion.

Ayesha Ahmed

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  • Aashi

    Such a good article….

  • maliha

    It shows that we should never judge a book by its cover.

  • hoor

    mere dard ko jo zuban milay was an awesome play
    how could it b disappointing :/

  • isha

    we dont beleive on wat u hv said abt noman…..! he is a tremendous actor!!

  • sana

    agr noman ijaz aisaa hota tu khabhi hit na hota,,, he is very chosy in selecting dramas… he is not working for money,, plz stop spreading rumours abt him!!! his work is his proof!!!

    • Rashid Nazir Ali

      whatever mentioned about noman is true, I have read that interview as well, noman never attend award shows as he wants the organizers to pay for his presence in the show, apart from residence and boarding and lodging expenses. he is always vocal in saying that if a newspaper or channel is earning from my interview or pictures then I have a right in that earning as well.

      • sana

        chalo maan bhi liya k wo paisee charge krtaa ha interview dainy k,,, tu iss main kia burai ha,, but ye kahna k wo sirf paisa daikh krr drama krta ha,, thts totally unfair,, he is no doubts a talented actor who choses his roles wisely!!

      • zeni

        So what if he use to see money only…its his profession and its his right to earn for his talent.. i mean its like u want a mechanic not to charge for repairing car! respect your actors..if they wont be seeing money how come they wud see their family. and watever he said about charging for interviews he is not wrong in dat matter too. if dat dont wana give money for interview then dont waste HIS important time!

  • Rashid Nazir Ali

    on javeria and saud, I would say it is all due to saud who always mentions about his relations and interests in other actresses openly, just watch aik din geo ke saath with saud, he is telling sohail warriach about his involvement with many actresses.

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  • sadiqian

    There is nothing wrong in Noman ejaz's statements.Obviously it is his profession and source of income, he doesn't act for charity.Even then his performance has always been brilliant in all the dramas.

  • Nighat Ali

    I'm surprised about Norman Ijaz,if thats true so i think he souldnt be that much blunt,thats right that our film industry isnt in good condition but i think he is not petriotic to his country where all people love his acting alot but he is still waiting to work in india if someone offers him ……..amaizing……other actors interviews are not that much shocking but I think bushra ansaari is such a nice woman……I like her smiling face a lot .

  • Ramla Bukhari

    net nhi aa rha

  • Ume azhaan

    Sorry for posting on this article so late. But its true that interviews can be very telling. Recently after watching few interviews i realised that saba qamar might be a great actor but her character is not considered very good within the industry. I was watching fahad mustafa's talk show and he was interviewing mohib and amina. As they sat down on the couch he said "ye kya! Intni door door" then he added kal dekha nahi tha saba aur sheikh sahab ko, kis tarah chipakkar baithe the…..( i might be wrong on few words but this was the jist of the line) Then he started asking amina about maat and she said how great it was working on it and how saba was effortlessly good to which he responded " haan, kuch log to ye bhi keh rahe the ki amina was playing herself and saba was playing herself……." At this line mohib and fahad shared such a meaningful look and started to laugh and amina laughed uncomfortably and tried to salvage the situation by saying nahi yaar ais abhi nahi tha……

    • Anonymous

      fahad mustafa is such a looser. kissi or show mein saba k samnay jaye ga tou amina ki insult issi trha karay ga saba k samnay…..i hate ppl who can't respect women. bus orat ko aagay barhta dekh nahe saktay or forna un k character py bolna start kr detay hein aise mard. khud ak number ka khusra hai…hate such men….sb se ghattiya harba hta hai yeh mardu ka k orat k character py kabhi bhe baat kr lo. mohib mirza ki apni wife k baaray mein aisi baat hoti tou munh tor deta usska. kamina…….lekin itn damm nahe tha fahad mein k mohib k samnay uski wife ki burae karay.. or itna bhe damm nahe fahad mustafa mein k wo Saba Qamar ya ksis or larki k samnay uski burae karay……..wrna wo bhe oqaat yaad dila deti issay isski….such a coward and LOOSER fahad Mustafa is. i wish wo kamina mera yeh comment parhay or shayad kuch thori sharam aaye usay…apni maa behen ko he imagine kr liya karay kisi bhe orat k character py baat krny se pehle……….

      • Ume azhaan

        To be honest with you maine bhi saba ke interviews dekhein hain. She has always talked about men and love. At times she reminded me of veena malik. She was speaking very similarly as how veena malik used to talk about womanhood on big boss. I used to like her but after watching her interviews her persona came across as cheap. As far as amina is concerned, she and mohib are a delight to watch. They are funny and intelligent people who are always talking about reviving pakistani cinema. I get why people bash amina for her dressing but for me she comes across as really nice person. I have never heard any one of her costar badmouthing her.

  • manal niazi

    as blunt as noman ijaz's statements are i dont see anything wrong with it. i mean acting is his profession and he has every right to charge money for everything, even for interviews, maybe he said it to ward off unnecessary interviewers or unnecessary invitations. maybe he doenst like giving interviews or attending awards shows so issi liyay he charges money for his presence to discourage people…..and as far as his projects are concerned, he has always done qulaity work and worked for only really good serials, so even if hes working strictly for money with no consideration whatsoever of whover the scriptwriter is or how good the storyline is, he is still selecting only the best roles and projects, call it a coincidence but as long as his so called greed for money is concerned, as long as it doesnt affect his work in a negative way its all good

  • Ammara

    what so ever if Nauman ijaz charge money for interview…. And he is so right Pakistan ki moviex se acha hai go for Indian movies…. nd watevr if he want to earn m0ney everyone is here for doing the same thing. Kindly stop criticizing other

  • sanoritta

    she has not said anything about noman ijaz on her own.she is quoting this from his interview in a newspaper.why u guys r criticizing her ?