“Chalay Thay Saath” was Lollywood’s hope to break the streak of flops this year. Film has now been released and opened to mixed reviews. Despite of mixed reviews, one thing everyone praised and agreed on is the amazing performance by the principal cast. We have already done social connect with Kent S. Leung, Faris Khalid and Osama Tahir. Here is Social Connect with most talented and one of my most favorite member of “Chalay Thay Saath” team, Mansha Pasha.
From Left- Kent S. Leung, Syra Shehroze, Zhalay Sarhadi, Faris Khalid, Mansha Pasha, Osama Tahir
How does Social Connect works? We try to get in touch with Celebs on their official social media pages and ask them for a 5 questions interview. If we get a positive reply, then we ask for an official email address to make sure we are in touch with the right person. Rest of the interview and correspondence is purely on mail to stay true to the theme of the segment.For Mansha Pasha I simply went with the Instagram account tagged by Kent.
Mansha Pasha is already one of the established and leading lady of Pakistan drama industry, Chalay Thay Saath is her debut on silver screen. Here is DDR’s usual 5 question interview where Mansha Pasha’s usual elegance and charm is very visible.
DDR (Dubai Desi Reviews)
From Left- Zhalay Sarhadi, Syra Shehroze, Mansha Pasha
DDR 1 – Who is real Mansha Pasha? Please tell us a little about yourself and your journey to where you are now.
Mansha- I think I am a work in progress still and am still learning which is a great thing. But as my own personal history goes, I come from a middle class working family, both my parents were doctors. I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth; growing up it was hard for my parents to make ends meet and look after four kids and give them a proper education so I think I grew up valuing the importance of hard work without relying on shortcuts.
Osama Tahir and Mansha Pasha
DDR 2- How did you become part of Chalay Thay Saath? Tell us a bit about your role and how different it is from the work you have done before?
Mansha-I was approached by the team pretty early in the process. Tania, which is the character I play, is not your atypical Pakistani girl. She’s a complex person and that’s what I think made her interesting to play, and watch. She isn’t a cookie cutter heroine and I think it is important to explore such characters.
Promotional Poster of Hum TV drama "Jhoot"
DDR 3- In a recent Hum TV network drama “Jhoot” we saw you as a shy, obedient and confused girl and now in Chalay Thay Saath you appear as a strong, independent and sort of feisty woman. What is your process to get into a character? What sort of home work that you do? Or does acting comes natural to you?
Mansha-I think the most important trait for an actor to have is empathy - the ability to gauge a person’s history, influences and where they come from and then understand the person they have become, without judgment or prejudice. It’s the most important thing while stepping into the shoes of a character. Another great trait to have is observation and mimicry. You see people around yourself that resemble the character on the page and you try your best to recreate that on screen. You can’t get lost in yourself and your own ideas.
Mansha Pasha with the Iconic VolksWagon of 'Chalay Thay Saath'
DDR 4- As an actor how hard is it to be someone else in front of camera and be your true self off camera?
Mansha- Well it used to be hard in the beginning, the whole switch on and switch off thing. The truth is that acting can be both very cathartic and very disturbing. When you're faced with situations that mirror your own life (and that does happen in acting) it can really help you understand the whole situation better and you can do or say things in a character that you might not do or say in real life. But then reliving difficult situations or even living a situation that is tough that you haven't experienced in real life, in a character, can be disturbing. I’ve learnt to talk about it or cry it out if I need to but it’s important also to just keep your sanity of what’s real and what’s not and stay attuned with your own life. It’s tough but you get the hang of it.
From Left - Mansha Pasha, Osama Tahir, Syra Shroze
DDR 5- Tell us about your upcoming projects, where can we see or hear more of you?
Mansha-I have been approached for two films and am currently in talks for a TV project as well. I will be on screen for a HUM TV project very soon as well.
DDR- In the end, I would like to thank you for your positive response on social media and taking out time for our request for Social Connect Segment. We wish you best of luck for your future projects.