Pakistani actress Aamina Sheikh is known to be one of the first drama actress that marked her brilliance with various roles handed over to her. The actress is married to the silver turned film screen actor Mohib Mirza and the couple is blessed with a baby girl. Nonetheless, the actress wishes to work in the industry.
While talking about her career, family life and relationships to BBC Urdu, Sheikh pointed out the cliched concepts that are over done by our society.
A supermodel and actor, Sheikh has proved her mettle a while ago as a proficient producer as well. On being asked about her future career goals, she expressed her desire of working in commercial movies. She stated:
“My interest is definitely more towards movies now. However, I believe it is important to do some homework before that.”
When the actress was asked that after garnering high critical acclaim for her movies like Josh and Seedlings, whether she was planning to work for the same genre or was she inclined to do commercial cinema, she answered:
“I have never tried my hands on commercial movies. So definitely I want to do something more mainstream now. I am not scared that people will not accept me if I do jhumkay and thumkay. I believe your role should be performed in a way that it must connect you and the audiences. If your role and character fits you, people wont hesitate to see you in that.”
Moving towards Sheikh’s personal life, she was asked that her on-screen camaraderie with her husband, Mohib Mirza, shows that they are trying to be this era’s Zeba and Mohammad Ali on which she exclaimed:
“Absolutely not! (Sheikh chuckled). We both run away from this. I mean as an actor as well, you don’t want to get stuck in a combo. And other than this, Mohib and I have never worked too much. We have just shared screens in two movies.”
When the supermodel was asked whether she believed in feminism since her views portray individuality and self sufficiency, she said:
“I don’t believe in feminism as I think that if we talk about gender differences, we tend to multiply them even more. Similarly, if we pay attention on similarities between the two genders, things might seem a little positive. So I simply don’t rely on any feminist approach.”
In reference to Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s Oscar winning documentary, * A Girl in the River*, Sheikh said:
“I don’t think Obaid Chinoy’s documentary is based on feminist point of view. It is basically issue-based. Honor killing is a certain problem related to our society which has been highlighted by her on behalf of a woman, which doesn’t mean that she was specially catering to a female problem. Nobody knows maybe in future, it is possible that she will be making a documentary on a victimized man.”
To be a self empowered woman in a society where women are tend to be dependent on men, Aamina Sheikh surely give us life goals!