Meeting Sanam casually at Cafe 44 today, I asked her a couple of light questions that would get her opinion on her character without giving the story away…
Why do you think Zindagi Gulzar Hai works?
Sanam: It works because it has Fawad. It works because his fans have their heart throb in it. Plus, my character is a very difficult person and it intrigues them to see him struggling.
What do you like about your character?
Sanam: I like that she’s afraid of nothing. She is very conscious of herself, as any girl in her situation would be, but she’s a bold soul to attack her circumstances and her father the way she does.
Is there anything you would change about your character, Kashaf?
Sanam: I would complain a lot less
How much of Zaroon’s personality is true to Fawad’s actual personality?
Sanam: I can’t say because I don’t know Fawad personally at all.
Do you think you would fall for someone like him in college?
Sanam: If I were Kashaf…well, yeah I guess everyone would.
Do you like fairy tales and happy endings?
Sanam: Well yeah, who doesn’t?
So, is he your knight in shining armour?
Sanam: No, not at all. She’s (Kashaf) his knight in shining armour!
-Aamna Haider Isani