Pakistani model Saimaa Azhar has recently tasted success when she walked the ramp and astounded everyone with her dazzling looks and sense of style. However, she recently spoke to a popular Indian daily and stated that she felt she was just ‘dropped’ in Pakistan.
“I feel main wahan galti se drop ho gayi hoon, I should be in India. My mother is originally from Lucknow and my father is from Hardoi in UP. So, my family roots are in UP.”
She promised to return to India and get trained for acting in the country. Whilst in India, she had a ball exploring the place and went shopping across famous spots such as Chandni Chowk.
“I will be returning soon to train formally in acting,” says Saimaa. “I spent most of my time here shopping. I went to Chandni Chowk and bought some chanderi silk with zardozi and zari work and some beautiful saris as well. I was told by people here that Lajpat Nagar is a must-visit if you love shopping. So, one evening was spent at Lajpat Nagar buying jewellery,” she says.
Saimaa also had plenty to say regarding the Pakistani fashion industry and she also commented about burqas.
“People think that we only design traditional and bridal outfits, but that is just one part of our fashion. Our designers have been experimenting with various drapes and cuts. Even our burqas now have had a modern makeover, despite not too many women wearing them anymore. I have never worn one, but now burqas come in all colours and are tailored like gowns, as per body type. Some young designers make burqas with embroidery. In countries like Canada, velvet burqas are in demand. The starting price for designer burqas is about ’10,000, and it can go higher depending on the fabric used and the embroidery,” she says.
Saimaa also took to task Pakistani actress Veena Malik for the controversies that she had been involved in.
“Good actors from Pakistan like Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan are working here now and doing some good work. I don’t want to talk about girls like Veena Malik. I should be saying sorry to India on behalf of these girls. What she did was not appreciable,” she says.