Rising star Mansha Pasha has consistently delivered great performances on television in a wide array of projects that have had audiences around the world hooked.
Mansha is now part of an exciting new wave of talent helping to revive Pakistani cinema and plays the lead role in new crime thriller Laal Kabootar opposite Ahmed Ali Akbar.
Eastern Eye caught up with the talented Mansha to talk about her acting journey and new film.
How do you look back on your journey as an actress?
I feel I’ve done quite a bit, but there’s a lot more to do. This is an exciting time with films, digital content and a lot more is happening. I am looking forward to more interesting, diverse and challenging work in the future.
Which of your projects have given you the greatest joy?
So far, I would say, Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Laal Kabootar.
Which of your characters has been the most challenging?
All projects offer a unique challenge; but I would say, Aliya in Mohabbat Subh Ka Sitara Hai.
How does television compare to film?
They are completely different mediums, so performance approach changes. Television focuses just on the face, primarily, whereas film engages the entire body. Shoot timings and schedules are also very different.
What attracted you to Laal Kabootar?
I liked the director and team behind the project. I knew from the get-go that it would be something very different and challenging.
Tell us about your character in the film?
All I can say is that she’s a person who has been through something and is trying to come to terms with it.
Who are you hoping connects with the film Laal Kabootar?
I hope everyone connects with Laal Kabootar. I think it’s an authentic Pakistani movie. I hope people like it, are engaged by the film and talk about it afterwards.
Tell us your favourite moment in the film?
I think a sequence that happens in the middle of the film is a favourite. You will have to watch it to find out more.
What can we expect next from you?
I am in the process of completing a serial for ARY Digital. So you’ll also see me on your TV screens soon.
Do you have a dream role?
I’d love to do a biopic or a period film.
What inspires you?
My profession and the people I work with inspire and challenge me every day. They push me to do more, be more and to keep learning.
Why do you love being an actress?
Actors use lies to tell the truth. I love being an actor because it allows me to connect with people, to influence their lives and to be a part of their journey. Also, I love stories. I love to shed my skin and live someone else’s life and see life in a different way. It’s truly a very interesting and rewarding job to have.
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