How Kubra humanised Mashal in ‘Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay’

Kubra Khan is understood to steal hearts regardless of the characters she performs on display screen and her newest, detrimental function in Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay, has solely added to her reputation. So after receiving reward for humanising her character’s flaws, the actor had a tête-à-tête with a native information outlet concerning the many layers Mashal embodies.

Kubra, who’s made a reputation for herself by performs like Alif and Sang e Mar, spoke in nice element about her expertise of taking part in Mashal reverse Mahira Khan in her newest stint. The drama additionally stars Usman Mukhtar.

Accepting flaws

“I all the time knew Mashal is a semi-dark, detrimental, or gray character. However I by no means anticipated her to get a lot consideration,” confessed Kubra. “I didn’t assume individuals would discover all her shades as a result of the characters we painting are sometimes detrimental or optimistic, main viewers to develop a black and white understanding of them,” she shared, hinting on the lack of character improvement on Pakistani tv.

So Kubra is glad viewers have developed an understanding for her character as an alternative of merely judging it. “There’s ache in her. I’m not going to defend her actions however she has her causes,” Kubra added. “As an actor, whether or not you might be taking part in a optimistic or a detrimental function, it’s important to imagine your character is correct,” she continued, relaying the empathy an actor should show whereas taking on any function.

Kubra reinstated, how, for her, Mashal didn’t signify any fascinating or undesirable qualities; fairly, she was solely human. “After I spoke to Umera Ahmed about my character, she informed me she needed individuals to try to hate it however fail,” recalled Kubra. “And now that there are conflicting views about it, I’m joyful to cite Umera Ahmed, and say, ‘Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay is a narrative about two ladies – the great lady who is not angelic and the dangerous lady, who takes a final minute flip from turning into the satan.’”

Like many celebrities, Kubra has additionally been the goal of trolls and about tackling that negativity she mentioned, “Folks do not assume actors could be delicate human beings however we’re due to the quantity of empathy we require to play the individuals we embody on display screen. If we see one dangerous remark in a thousand good feedback, we are going to take it to coronary heart.”

She then recalled her mom’s recommendation, which helped her filter out negativity. “After seeing me hit my lowest, she’d say, ‘We will’t hear reward in a sea of criticism and equally, we won’t hear critique in a sea of reward. So simply be sure you have your priorities in verify. If you need a sea of reward, then one dangerous remark right here or there should not matter. So long as you are joyful along with your work, you have not performed something flawed and your acutely aware is obvious, simply chill out,’” she mentioned.

Depicting violence

Kubra additionally addressed the scene the place Mashal slaps Mehreen offered the portrayal of violence on display screen is being broadly debate today. “Each Mahira and I agreed that we did not want to indicate the slap. I attempted to play Mashal’s character as humanely as doable. Simply because she’s evil, does not imply she’s overly dramatic.” Kubra admitted.  

Girls of metal

The Jawani Phir Nahi Ani actor additionally spilled the beans on her upcoming drama serial, Sinf e Ahan. Surprisingly, the present doesn’t require her to ‘act’, she revealed. “We’re not appearing in Sinf e Ahan. I imply plenty of what we did was precise cadet coaching. And the cameras rolled whereas we went by it,” recollected the starlet. “I’ve plenty of bruises, cuts and aches to indicate for it. It is actually powerful. Salute to all the ladies and the lads that go for coaching and are within the forces,” she added.

Kubra went on to disclose that not one of the devices she and her fellow co-stars used have been props. “The weapons, the water baggage have been actual. If we lifted a 10kg field within the scene, we have been truly lifted a 10kg field,” mentioned the 28-year-old.

As for her expertise of working with Sajal Aly, Yumna Zaidi, Ramsha Khan, and Syra Yousuf for the much-anticipated ISPR challenge, Kubra remarked, “My ladies are product of metal. Everyone seems to be doing such a unbelievable job. No complaints, everyone seems to be joyful.”

Being MIA

Kubra additionally opened up about conserving a distance from the small display screen earlier than resuming her appearing duties. “Performing has change into an enormous a part of my life. I would not say it is my id however it’s what I am recognized for and I wanted to take a while off to be Kubra. Not Kubra Khan the actor however simply Kubby,” she owned up. “That is it. There are occasions in your life when you want to take day trip to seek out your self and I used to be doing simply that.”

Whereas Kubra remained in her shell largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic, she additionally spent that point introspecting. “I went by a part three to 4 years in the past when there was plenty of blur in my head, so that you begin to redefine your self and pinpoint what is correct or flawed in your self, your beliefs and morals. I had to return to my habitat and that is not right here [in Pakistan]. I wanted to be alone and communicate to my 17 and 18 year-old Kubby to get again to regular,” she mirrored.

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