Legendary actor Shamim Ara passes away1,707 views
Legendary Pakistani film star of yesteryear Shamim Ara passed away after a prolonged illness on Friday.
The film star had been in coma after undergoing brain surgery. According to internal sources, the artiste had been getting treatment for her coma in a hospital in London since 2010. She passed away in the hospital today.
Shamim Ara’s impact in Lollywood fraternity was very unique; she played the role of godmother to many of the female actors, who eventually became big names in the industry.
Shamim Ara had a rather tumultuous journey as a star. Her first film Kunwari Baywa did not yield much success at the box office, but the role gained her a lot of respect. Shortly after that, she got a string of hit films under her name, such as Devdas, Doraha, Humraz and other films.
“The thing is, no one has anything bad to say about Shamim Ara, because of the way she worked and the seriousness with which she always delivered,” recalled actor Habib Ur Rehman.
She developed into something more than just a star. “Before, people would discourage their daughters from becoming actors, but after watching Shamim’s characters, that changed. People would encourage their daughters to be more like Shamim Ara,” added Habib. “For many young actors, she is someone special; she helped them and gave them a lot of guidance in setting the tone of how an actor should look and act.”
Shamim Ara’s contribution was not only limited as an actor but she had also contributed as a director and producer to the film industry of Pakistan.
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