Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik has accomplished 23 years in cricket and continues to be on the prime of his recreation. He has served because the captain of the Pakistan Nationwide Cricket Crew from 2007 to 2009, and presently performs for the nationwide crew, Kashmir Premier League, and Peshawar Zalmi within the Pakistan Tremendous League.
Ayesha Omar has come a good distance certainly, from enjoying Khoobsurat within the tremendous hit TV serial Bulbulay, to turning into one of many prime type icons of our nation. Her profession spans almost twenty years, and she or he has established herself as a proficient and hardworking actress within the trade. She is presently internet hosting TV reveals, engaged on music tasks, and doing a number of prime notch movies as a number one woman. As well as, she additionally recurrently shares content material about wholesome consuming, health and way of life.
You might have been wrapping up movies one after the opposite. It’s been an extended journey since Yalghaar launched. How has the method been? Are you enthusiastic about Cash Again Assure and the brand new movie you’re capturing for today?
Ayesha Omar: Sure, it’s been some time after Yalghaar. Then there was Kaaf Kangana, which additionally launched two to 3 months earlier than Covid. My different movies are able to be launched however then Covid entered our lives, which resulted in cinemas shutting down. The movies which have been nearly about to wrapped up, couldn’t be completed. Every little thing simply got here to a standstill.
Alhamdullillah, there are 4 movies which can be able to be launched quickly InshAllah. Presently I’m engaged on a movie about Javed Iqbal, the serial killer, alongside Yasir Hussain. It’s based mostly on actual occasions. I’m additionally ending Rehbarah, which we’re wrapping up this week. Then Cash Again Assure has been prepared for a yr and is InshAllah able to be launched quickly. There’s one other movie which I did with Kamran Shahid, which is in regards to the partition of East Pakistan and West Pakistan, which can be able to be launched. I play a extremely intense character the place I’m a journalist. Then there may be one other movie that I shot in Quetta in regards to the ongoing disaster in Balochistan referred to as Dhai Chaal. So these are the movies which can be within the means of being launched. I’m very excited as a result of all of the movies have very numerous characters. They’re all utterly totally different. I’m actually grateful and fortunate to get an opportunity to discover my self by these characters and my followers will see me in utterly totally different avatars.
You might be recognized to be a method icon in Pakistan and have obtained varied awards in Pakistan and overseas. What entails a profitable crimson carpet look?
AO: To start with, thanks for calling me a method icon – that’s so sort and gracious. I’m very humbled. I’m very blessed that I’ve gotten awards for my sense of favor, which was really very tom boyish and informal after I was rising up. I used to be in no way specific about my dressing on the time. Over time you evolve and your thought of a profitable look in a sure second or at a sure time adjustments. Presently, I prefer to create seems to be and match issues.
I feel a crimson carpet look might be something; there is no such thing as a one specific look. It may very well be utterly numerous and depend upon the type of crimson carpet occasion, whether or not it was a movie premiere, an award present, or a music-related occasion. It’s a type of self expression, so it’s additionally inventive and creative. There are totally different instances in your life the place your physique is a unique measurement, so at one level in your life you might be able to be match right into a glossy fitted robe and never really feel too acutely aware, however our weight fluctuates. My weight fluctuates and generally I prefer to put on stuff which is free and flowy, generally I prefer to put on small stuff which is kind becoming, generally it may very well be Jap and generally Western. That being stated, I do assume that it must be one thing distinctive and unique, and never copied from another person’s look. In fact inspiration might be taken, I imply a black robe might be worn time and again and it may very well be just like many different black outfits or sarees, nevertheless, you must be inventive and distinctive as a result of often on crimson carpets, you need to stand for an extended time frame, you need to give interviews, stroll and even sit. I’ve made a mistake the place generally I find yourself sporting stuff which is so fitted that it’s tough to sit down comfortably. I feel the crimson carpet is the place you’ll be able to actually be additional. So I like being additional on crimson carpets and I like having that “wow” issue. Rao has been considered one of my pricey associates and considered one of my favorite stylists to work with. Me and him, we all the time attempt to create that “wow” issue, we attempt to do one thing which is an announcement, which is seen and which individuals have a look at and begin a conversatIon about. So yeah, I like doing that with crimson carpet seems to be. I additionally assume one ought to costume in keeping with the climate and take into accounts whether or not the occasion is indoors or outdoor and put on one thing applicable. So all that, if it comes collectively, is a profitable crimson carpet look.
With type comes health. What’s your exercise regime? How do you keep so match? Please inform us intimately.
AO: Sure, it is rather vital to work in your psychological health and your bodily health always of your life, and it must be a obligatory a part of everybody’s life. I attempt to eat wholesome every time I can even when I’m travelling. I scope out locations the place I can get nutritious meals, and by wholesome I don’t imply a low calorie meal. I don’t examine my weight, I don’t examine my energy, I rely vitamin. That’s one thing I all the time say to individuals as that’s what I actually imagine in. I rely nutritious worth so if I’m consuming one thing I’ll examine if that meals is damaging my physique or not or how damaging it’s. So if considered one of my meals is a bit unhealthy, the remainder of the meals in the course of the day can be wholesome. I need to get vitamins from my meals, I need to have a mixture of uncooked and half-cooked meals so the vitamin worth is there.
I try to take dietary supplements and eat fruits and greens as a lot as I can. I try to eat quite a lot of nutritional vitamins. If I’m travelling, I’ll stroll round as a lot as I can. I don’t get to work out an excessive amount of, possibly a few times per week however I’m making an attempt to make train a precedence. I additionally need to repair my sleeping patterns, and begin sleeping and waking up early. Proper now I feel it’s extra about my consuming habits.
We have now seen you munching on fruits fairly than a packet of chips on set. Inform us about your consuming habits. Do you eat wholesome and the way do you put together your meals? Are there any cheat days ?
AO: Like I stated, I don’t comply with any diets and it’s solely if you end up following a weight loss plan plan that you’ve cheat days. I’ve a way of life; my weight loss plan is my way of life and there could also be instances the place I’ll take pleasure in one thing which isn’t very nutritious, or one thing unhealthy, like a dessert. And if that’s the case, I’ll take a few bites or I’ll have a chunk of cake on somebody’s birthday or I’ll have a couple of sips of a beverage which has quite a lot of sugar in it, however not regularly. Sure, I might have a burger or I might have a slice of pizza at instances, that’s dishonest however I’ve no need to do it, so if I’ve to I eat simply to style or if there is no such thing as a different possibility. I attempt to eat as wholesome as I can and I’m lucky that I’ve a woman who cooks for me and I inform her precisely what I need. I take advantage of coconut oil to cook dinner my meals. I inform her to make it much less spicy as a result of I don’t like spicy meals. I attempt to eat desi hen, mutton, crimson meat and fish. I attempt to hold my gluten ranges very low by consuming gluten-free bread/chapati and oats. I don’t do a lot dairy – possibly I’ll eat cheese generally however no milk. I strive to not have refined sugar. I like munching on fruits, nuts and greens.
You might have been singing for fairly a while now. Any new singles arising? Who’s your inspiration in terms of singing ?
AO: Sure, singing has been an enormous a part of my life. There are quite a lot of inspirations. All my life I’ve grown up listening to quite a lot of music and if speaking in regards to the subcontinent, I’ve discovered classical music throughout my childhood from Ustad Fateh Ali Khan after which from his son Rustam Fateh Ali Khan. Nusrat Fateh Ali was an enormous inspiration for me; I really like listening to him. Different inspirations have been Abida Parveen, Tina Sani, Nayyara Noor, Iqbal Bano, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Mehdi Hassan, Jagjit Singh and plenty of extra. Internationally, I’ve grown up listening to quite a lot of outdated Pink Floyd and Dave Mathews. I really like Beyoncé and Woman Gaga’s voice. Madonna is one other inspiration – there are such a lot of names and so many inspirations.
Sure, I’m presently engaged on music. It’s nonetheless within the making. I’m additionally engaged on two to 3 extra music tasks and I’m very enthusiastic about these.
Bulbulay is operating on common demand – how does it really feel? Do you get pleasure from capturing for it?
AO: Bulbulay is a phenomenon, it’s a miracle, and I’m so grateful to Allah for all this. We celebrities can’t take all of the credit score, the viewers helps us develop, helps the drama develop. Bulbulay is a success present and now it’s been operating for nearly 12 years. So it feels wonderful and I’m so grateful for Bulbulay. We’ve been by a lot as a household, as a crew. We all know one another so nicely, there is no such thing as a strain, we work as a crew, nobody forces anybody, we’re a household and we’re creating one thing collectively which individuals love, and we’re humbled and grateful that we get a lot love from all age teams. It provides us a way of deep gratitude.
In fact, capturing will get a bit of tough, particularly in the course of the summer time warmth, as a result of once we are capturing, we’ve to work with out followers and air conditioners. It’s a recreation of endurance, it’s very excessive vitality, generally you’re down and we’re recurrently capturing so we assist and accommodate one another. The connection is admittedly good between all of us.
We work collectively as a crew, and we’ve mental and non secular conversations. We speak about faith as nicely. Everybody in Ramazan fasts on set, we’ve correct namaz breaks and throughout the yr everybody prays on set and there may be healthful dialog on set about work and politics.
How was it working wirh Nabeel and Hina Dilpazer? Is it like one massive glad household? Additionally, how was it sharing display area with Fawad Khan in Cash Again Assure?
AO: Hina Apa is considered one of my closest associates and Nabeel as nicely; I really like working with all people. It’s a glad household, so in fact we do have arguments on set, however we love and respect one another and we get by it. The stable factor is we’ve resolved variations over time.
I’ve shared display area with Fawad Khan in Zindagi Gulzar Hai and earlier than this I’ve labored in Jutt and Bond again within the day. I’ve recognized Fawad Khan since faculty. So it’s wonderful working with him and Fawad is unbelievable. He is without doubt one of the finest actors in our nation and I don’t assume there can be anyone like him. There’s a lot to study from him. I used to be additionally doing Pepsi Battle of the Bands with him for 2 seasons. He’s such a beautiful, respectful, light human being and it’s pretty being round him.
Shoaib Malik is a health freak such as you and has had an extended profitable profession over twenty years. Do you watch cricket? How was it capturing with him?
AO: I do watch cricket and I used to look at cricket so much again within the 90’s when Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Ramiz Raja, Imran Khan and all these individuals have been within the cricket crew. I used to be an enormous fan of Wasim Akram, I nonetheless am.
The shoot with Shoaib Malik was very nice. He’s a really respectful, light human being. He’s a health freak however I’m not and sure he’s had a really lengthy profitable profession, and we’re all very pleased with him. He’s considered one of our prime cricketers and he’s a global icon.
AO: I wish to department out with my model Ayesha O Magnificence; I plan to enter haircare and different branches, and broaden the model internationally. I additionally need to deal with music and movies, and I need to journey extra. So a number of thrilling concepts and InshAllah I hope that they’re nicely obtained, and I hope I’m able to have enjoyable whereas doing them. I hope I’m able to do justice to every thing.
How have you ever maintained your self through the years? You might be nonetheless so match and enjoying so nicely.
Shoaib Malik: Being an expert athlete for thus a few years, I attempt to keep disciplined with my life, together with my meals consumption and following a health regime, which I attempt to keep on with as a lot as doable. It is very important be wholesome and preserve moderation in your weight loss plan and work out.
We see that quite a lot of your social media posts revolve round figuring out. Inform us extra about your exercise regime.
SM: I really like figuring out and it is part of who I’m. It makes me really feel higher even when I’m having a foul day on the workplace. I’ve a coach in Karachi who has actually helped me elevate my health recreation in the previous few months. His title is Bilal and he’s probably the greatest trainers in Pakistan. I work out 5 days per week, moreover my cricket follow.
Inform us about your consuming habits. What do you eat to remain match and wholesome?
SM: After I’m enjoying I do are inclined to eat a bit of little bit of wholesome carbs, with protein and fibre. Throughout competitors days I eat carbs as soon as a day for sustained vitality.
How is the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) coming alongside? Is it totally different from the Pakistan Premier League?
SM: The KPL was expertise and for a first-time league it was very nice to play there. It was additionally organised very nicely. I feel it’s unfair to check any two leagues as every league has its personal appeal.
You might be presently residing within the UAE however journey world wide to play. How do you prioritise between household and work life?
SM: I reside between Dubai and Pakistan, and clearly journey so much. Loads of our time goes into scheduling and coordinating our journey as my spouse travels so much too. I do know my priorities and by chance my household understands them too so we simply work laborious on communication and discover a approach to make it work, Alhamdulillah.
You might have been endorsing varied manufacturers, and we additionally noticed you at Jeeto Pakistan throughout Ramadan along with a cameo within the net collection Barwaan Khiladi. Are you transitioning from cricket to modelling and appearing, maybe?
SM: As of now I don’t have any plans to make that transition as I nonetheless imagine that I’ve a couple of years of cricket left in me InshAllah…however by no means say by no means.
How was your expertise at Jeeto Pakistan? It’s probably the most watched present. Do you assume you’ll be able to host reveals sooner or later?
SM: I had a extremely good time at Jeeto Pakistan and it was quite a lot of enjoyable. The producers, administrators and everybody else who was part of it made it very gratifying, particularly Fahad Mustafa. Internet hosting is one thing that I actually get pleasure from and have tried my hand at it; I wouldn’t thoughts doing it sooner or later.
What’s subsequent for you? What do you need to do when you retire from cricket?
SM: As of now I’m enjoying cricket, however I really like exploring new issues and I’m open to many issues sooner or later. Let’s see what life has in retailer.
How was it working with Ayesha Omar for our cowl shoot? You might have each set extraordinarily excessive requirements for sustaining match physique. What’s the widespread motivating issue?
SM: It was a enjoyable shoot. She was very straightforward to work with and she or he additionally guided me like a trainer on the shoot, since she’s a professional. I can converse for myself and what motivates me is that I really like being match and wholesome – it is part of who I’m.
INTERVIEW & STYLING: RAO ALI KHAN
PHOTOGRAPHS: SHAHBAZ SHAZI
MUA: SHAZIA RASHID & SAJID SALON