Photography & styling: The Rohail | Hair & make-up: Angie’s | Designer: Khanz | Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
Photography & styling: The Rohail | Hair & make-up: Angie’s | Designer: Khanz | Coordination: Umer Mushtaq

One has come across Hina Chaudhary multiple times playing different characters in television dramas, but the encounters often do not leave a lasting mark… until you meet her in person.

Chirpy, bubbly, full of energy and positive vibes, Hina comes across as a delightful person to meet and befriend. No wonder she is the most sought-after person on the sets and the toast at social events. This positive demeanour also reflects in her work on screen and, after playing a host of characters in recent prime time hits, it appears that the future is bright for this cheerful leading lady.

Who is the real Hina Chaudhary and which TV character reflects the real you?

Hina Chaudhary: I identify myself as a fledgling which loves to fly and scale new heights. All the characters I have portrayed till now reflect certain aspects of my personality, but the character of Sam from College Gate is my complete doppelganger.

Tell us more about your characters in Fahim Burney’s College Gate and Honeymoon on Green Entertainment?

HC: Sam from College Gate was such an effortless yet amazing performance, as it totally reflected my personality. It’s like I have lived my college life all over again through that character. Honeymoon was a journey of love. The cast, my co-actor and every single person from the crew were so amazing that it literally felt like home.

You also did Mohini Mansion Ki Cinderellaein with Faseeh Bari and Ali Tahir. Tell us more about that experience.

Hina Chaudhary is on a roll and both her personality and her projects have a lot to do with her success story

HC: Working with Faseeh Bari is always such an honour. The kind of person that he is, it makes it so easy to work with him. I learned so much from Ali Tahir as well. He was the No1 person I would reach out to if I had any issue regarding my work.

Photography & styling: The Rohail | Hair & make-up: Angie’s | Designer: Khanz | Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
Photography & styling: The Rohail | Hair & make-up: Angie’s | Designer: Khanz | Coordination: Umer Mushtaq

It appears you share a great camaraderie with co-stars, especially veterans Fazila Qazi and Shahood Alvi?

HC: Yes, I do. No doubt my understanding with my co-stars is one of the reasons I feel so comfortable in my character. I share a great equation with Fazila Qazi and Shahood Alvi.

As a wife and mother, how do you maintain the family life and work balance?

HC: Maintaining a work-life balance isn’t that hectic when you have a loving husband and a supporting family around. And I’m blessed to have both. They make my everyday life so easy, and motherhood is such a wholesome feeling! I feel like I have become a much better person after becoming a mother. I’m really enjoying this phase of my life right now.

Do you think social media creates real stars?

Photography & styling: The Rohail | Hair & make-up: Angie’s | Designer: Khanz | Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
Photography & styling: The Rohail | Hair & make-up: Angie’s | Designer: Khanz | Coordination: Umer Mushtaq

HC: Stars can be anywhere, be it social media or any other platform. I think we should respect everybody and help them become better and just work with passion.

What’s next on the cards for you as an actress?

HC: As an actress, I feel I have so much potential that I know I will deliver on in my next few projects, which you’ll see later this year. I especially look forward to working with my amazing co-actors and producers from the industry.

What’s the best compliment you have received and from whom?

HC: Ah, compliment! I have received so many amazing compliments for my last two projects. I hold every compliment I have ever received from people who love me close to my heart.

A word or phrase that describes you best?

HC: ‘A ray of sunshine’, for it conveys my inner warmth, positivity and energy.

Published in Dawn, ICON, April 7th, 2024

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