Pakistani Actress, Yumna Zaidi Opens Up About On-Screen Reservations, 'Koi Gale Lagne Wala Scene...'

Pakistani actress, Yumna Zaidi recently revealed in an interview whether she has certain reservations about doing any intimate scenes on the screen.


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Pakistani Actress, Yumna Zaidi Opens Up About On-Screen Reservations, 'Koi Gale Lagne Wala Scene...'

Yumna Zaidi, who stepped into Pakistani showbiz almost a decade ago, has emerged as one of the best actresses in the country in recent times. The 34-year-old is praised for her versatility and impeccable performances. From stepping in front of the camera as a man in the drama, Bakhtawar to portraying the role of headstrong ‘Meerab’ in Tere Bin, Yumna has done it all. 

After proving her mettle on TV screens, the actress took it upon herself to equally entertain her fans on the silver screen. Recently, Yumna made her film debut with Nayab, which was released on January 26, 2024. The film is based on a woman who aspires to become a professional cricketer, challenging the general notion which says that women cannot excel in this game. 

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Yumna Zaidi shares if she has reservations about doing certain scenes on-screen

Yumna recently sat for an interview with BBC Urdu, where she shared some insights related to her professional life. The host questioned Yumna if there were certain things she avoided doing on the screen. She added that there are various layers to a character, which are mentioned to the actors while script reading, so, if Yumna has any personal choice when it comes to filming certain scenes in front of the camera. Yumna said:

“Mujhe aise lagta hai ki ekdam se give away nahi kar dena chahiye. Ek ek stage ko enjoy karte jayein, usko complete karein phir next pe jaye. Bohot sare logon ko aisa lagta hai ki Yumna ke bohot sari reservations hai, but jahan pe dekhne walo ko jaise accha lag raha hai waise kar de aap. Bohot log shikayat karte hai ki Yumna koi gale lagne wala scene hona chahiye tha, main kehti hun ki agar requirement hogi, ya agar hamari job uss tarah complete nahi ho paa rahi hai, toh wo bhi ho sakta hai.”

Yumna Zaidi says she does not give much importance to her looks

The host further asked the actress how she chose the appearance of her on-screen characters, and questioned Yumna if she deliberately stays away from glamour. The Nayab star then said that she never tried to put more importance on her looks on the screen. She said:

“Accha dekhein drama mein toh glam bada kam hota hai. Maine kabhi apne looks ke bare mein itna zyada nahi socha ki mujhe aisa certain way mein dikhna chahiye.”

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Yumna Zaidi talks about her thought process behind selecting Nayab as her debut film

While conversing with the host, the Pakistani actress revealed what made her say yes to Nayab, and what, in general, has been her thought process when she selects a script. She said that the film’s focus on the challenges that a woman has to overcome in order to achieve her dreams, made her fall in love with the character. She said:

“Jab maine kahani suni, I was sold right away. Mujhe aisa lagta hai ki isme na airf family relationships ya kisi struggling ladki ke zindagi mein koi ladka hai aur aisi field mein jahan ladki cricketer banna chahti hai toh unka kaisa relationship hota hai, wo kaise deal karti hai cheezon ko, aur ye ladki apne saath kaise deal kar rahi hai, kaise apne dreams ko follow kare ya society ke norma ko follow kare, time se shaadi kar lo, cricketer banne ka kya karna hai, all that drama. Toh mujhe laga ki main kich silver screen par karoon toh aisa kuch hona chahiye, aur kuch mil bhi gaya.”

Check out the video here.

What do you think of the revelations made by Yumna Zaidi? Let us know.

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