Zhalay Sarhadi talks about Chalay Thay Saath and more

Zhalay Sarhadi is a famous and talented Pakistani actress. The woman who starred in the movie Jalaibee is now all set for her another movie, Chalay Thay Saath alongside Syra Shehroz, Kent S Leung and Faris Khalid.

Between Jalaibee and Chalay Thay Saath, I’ve rejected nine films,” Sarhadi told The Express Tribune.

“I want to explore my acting skills and talent and most of the roles offered to me were very much inspired from Bollywood.”

“It was the most original script that had come my way so far. Chalay Thay Saath is fresh, youthful and energetic.”

She plays the character of Alina in the movie. While talking about her character, she said:

“Alina is someone who has seen setbacks in life. So, she takes a break and sets out to find herself through a trip to Hunza, and then she meets Faraz (Khalid’s character). Hers is a very cathartic journey. She is stepping back and reflecting on her life.”

While talking about her experience with the filming, she said:

“It was an amazing experience. Mansha Pasha is one of my best friends and we were already planning to embark on a trip up north. So, the film provided us with that opportunity. And then, of course, it’s great when the team, especially the director, you work with has done their homework and know what they want. That’s why it was a lot of fun working on the film.”

She is also working on three other film projects:

“All I can say at the moment is they will be very different from Alina.” Sarhadi has acting in her blood, with her family, including her uncle Khayyam Sarhadi and grandfather Zia Sarhadi who were also involved in the entertainment industry of their eras. But for her, joining the industry was not the matter of carrying on the family legacy.

“It’s about my personal gratification. I always knew I would go on to work in the industry. Of course, it was relatively easy for me because this business was already in the family. Not that I have a chip on my shoulder, but I just want to do things and enjoy working.” she said.

While commenting on television factors now coming in films, she says:

“Of course, every industry needs fresh new faces at one point. But when you’re working anyway, I believe an actor should deliver the performance with full conviction.”