Mehwish Hayat left an impression on us when she appeared in dramas like Mere Qatil Mere Dildar, Kabhi Kabhi, Dil Lagi and assured us that she is indeed a fine actor. Last year, Actor In-law boosted Mehwish’s career and she won over the audiences, be it fans, film critics or fellow actors. She has been nominated for Best Actress (TV – Dillagi) and Best Actress (Film – Actor in Law).
Something Haute got in touch with the lady and here’s the conversation.
There’s money as well as ratings in playing the damsel in distress or weeping willow. How have you resisted that road?
“It’s a conscious effort,” she replied. “I’ve done the damsel in distress enough times. I’ve done the tragic roles. Now I want to explore myself as an actress. I want to take on roles that empower women, strong characters. People need to know that these kinds of women also exist. They’re not evil because they have an opinion. They’re just strong women.”