There’s a lot of stigma attached to celebrities who are or were once part of Pakistan’s entertainment industry and it cannot be easily brushed off. The actress who appeared in numerous films, performed at Lux Style Awards this year and stole our hearts. In an interview with Instep, Reema spoke about her performance, response, the career in Pakistan and India.
“People kept asking me why I had disappeared for five years, after getting married,” she began. “I tell them that for five years I was living in a family that had no connection to the showbiz world. It’s not easy to win the trust of people who have no connection with showbiz. Firstly, you have to make your place, then you have to understand them and make them understand you. So it took me five years to gain the trust of my in-laws. They also gave me the confidence that I can do whatever I want; there are no restrictions because now they know me well.”
“When I came to Karachi this time, Sheroo (Hassan Sheheryar Yasin) and Unilever contacted me and I couldn’t say no to HSY,” she continued. “We are old friends and he’s an extraordinary person. He’s a designer, anchor, a good friend. I just couldn’t say no to him.”