Actress Hajra Yamin Slaying In All Black. Superstar Hajra Yamin in an interview with Asma Nabeel talks about toxic relationships outside as well as within the family, feminism and self-love.
All her life, Hajra had trouble expressing herself the only way she found she could, was through acting. where she work in various famous Pakistani dramas. However, she found herself at a crossroads when she wanted to pursue a much-awaited career in the field.
Having lived in Islamabad all their lives, Hajra’s parents were quite unwilling to let her go to Karachi and into the media industry all alone, given the city’s extremely unsafe conditions. They were worried about her receiving the odd stares and harassment she as a girl would face in the big city but Hajra’s passion was so great it outgrew every hurdle in her way and with much courage as well as fear in her heart, she went to Karachi to become an actress and never looked back.
Moreover, not only is there gender discrimination present within the society but also in the media industry. Hajra further confirms this by mentioning that the characters of women shown in TV serials today are far from empowering and hence create misconceptions and prejudiced stereotypes within the society about how women ‘should be.’ For instance, the girl that puts herself first, is outgoing, laughs a lot, talks to boys, and wear Latest Asian clothes is always portrayed as the villain or the ‘bad girl’ in the famous Pakistani drama. Another form of discrimination found within the industry Hajra mentions is how actresses are chosen specifically based on a common stereotype of the girl being young and thin, having long, straight hair and a fair complexion.
Actress Hajra Yamin Slaying In All Black
The actress herself also shared some BTS pictures from the episode’s shooting. Not only her fans, but the talented actress also received love from her fellow actress and the play’s leading actress, Minal Khan.