Published On: Mon, Jun 27th, 2016

Not averse to Bollywood because I’ve done that



Numerous actors in Pakistan aim to debut in Bollywood, a few living out of the country have come back home to the entertainment industry. This type of the story is of Armeena Rana Khan’s life and also that of her role Meena in the imminent movie Janaan. She reveals facets regarding rediscovering her dwelling, her social responsibilities and the direction her career are stated in an interview. headed,

The Janaan actor told “I have refused 10 dramas and three films this year. I don’t want to do the bechari aurat role,” she further added that she just adopt ventures that cope with her codes. Sharing about Janaan, she continued, “Meena, in Janaan is a lot like me — a young girl who has just returned to her roots and is rediscovering them from a fresh perspective. It talks about the relationships you didn’t nurture and the beauty of the area you originate from.” The movie is going to depict the Pukhtun community in a positive light, and Khan who is half Pathan herself jokes that her legacy assisted her bag the character. “Meena is empowered, ambitious and ultimately falls in love with Pakistan like I did.”

She sat with Osman Khalid Butt whereas he was confirming the script for Janaan. She added, “My habits were incorporated into the script like how I laugh and my expressions so you will see Meena in all of Armenia’s shades in the film.”


Khan who began her career with silver screen considers that she doesn’t translate too on TV serials. Though, she did start some dramas for example Karb — where she performs a girl who is from a family from Lucknow — thus she could show her guts with Urdu to local audiences. Opposing to what a few may think regarding her having a rim above local female actors, Khan differs. She continued “My upbringing is not in accordance with the local culture or the daily activities of Pakistani housewives; so I had to study it — it’s not something that came naturally to me.” That is the reason, later than her initial serial with Wajahat Rauf, Khan adopted acting courses at Pinewood and Ealing in London. “My shortcomings came to light but I realized that acting schools are great but ultimately it boils down to how centered you are in your character” added Khan.

At present, Khan is in the UK taking her property business and shooting a short movie named Achilles Protocol. She stated “If we’re lucky you’ll see it at the Cannes Film Festival next year”, she added, the same festival where in 2013, Khan was the initial Pakistani female actor in the crowd.

In recent times the fair-skinned performer got offered a profitable contract with a skin whitening company but refused. She stated “I can’t go down the Kim Kardashian route or endorse things that hurt people’s self-esteem because many of my fans are young women,” she continued “I am not averse to Bollywood because I’ve done that already but I have a strong sense of social responsibility. I am the first girl in my family to enter the media; so they have expectations of me as do my fans.”

Very few people know, Khan’s acting debut was a Bollywood art house film called Huff! It’s too much and pursued by a few short movies in the UK. Pursuing that, she seemed in some local music videos, serial dramas and then took Bin Roye for which she got a Lux Style Awards (LSA) nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.