Mawra Hocane recently spoke candidly with Fuschia Magazine about a variety of topics. The performer discussed her relationship status, the significance of reading the nikkahnama, and the difficult character she played in her upcoming drama series, Nauroz.
When queried about her relationship status, she remarked amusingly that it would not be kept a secret. “It’s impossible that I find someone and the world does not know…Whenever I find someone, you will know. The world will know. My Instagram is for everyone…God willing, when the time is right, and the process is there, the world will know.”
Mawra emphasized the need of knowing the nikkahnama’s terms while delving into its significance. While she admitted that she is currently single and has not found someone with whom she would sign a nikkahnama, she also stated that her family places a high priority on a careful reading of the contract. Mawra remarked that she believes in attentively reading and discussing the nikkahnama with her future partner, much as her parents did during her sister Urwa Hocane’s marriage.
“It’s your life, you have to spend it,” said Mawra. “You must know the terms on which you’re joining someone else’s life. I’m not diminishing the value of the nikkahnama, but just like you sign a contract for a project, you read the smallest clauses. You’re in agreement with the other party, that is when the contract is signed.”
Mawra, who comes from a self-described “privileged” family, emphasized her parents’ importance on reading the nikkahnama. She stated that she reads all contracts, including her nikkahnama, and discusses them with her spouse, recognizing the equal value of both parties involved.
“I come from a place of privilege, my parents have been like that,” the Daasi actor said. My mother always said that when you are married – even when Urwa got married – everyone reads the nikkahnama…I believe it is extremely natural for me to read all of my contracts, read my nikkahnama, and discuss it with my partner. I don’t think it’s only my right; I think it’s also his. It is equally critical for both.”
Mawra also discussed the difficulties she encountered while playing Rishtina in Nauroz. When asked about the scene in which her character scavenges for food, Mawra admitted that it was a true experience for her. “It happened, it was real,” she explained. I don’t remember who I was when doing Rishtina, thus I can’t explain Nauroz right now.”
Mawra blamed her hazy memories of the character and the procedure on the physical toll it took on her. She purposefully lost weight to play a small girl convincingly, culminating in a six-kilogram weight decrease. Her poor memory of the part could be attributed to her physical metamorphosis and caloric deprivation. “I had to lose a lot of weight because I was playing a very young girl.” I weighed too little. I shed six kilograms, which could explain why I don’t recall much of it. Because I was only eating what was absolutely required. “I was on a calorie deficit,” the actress recalled.
Mawra expressed her thoughts on how the character helped shape her perception of the world, saying that it has grounded her and changed her outlook on life. She described a scene in which her character meets a food vendor who serves the poor. The Qissa Meherbano Ka actress revealed that throughout the scene, people were hesitant to contact with her, offering her a look into the daily challenges of those in need. “People were [waving] me away because they didn’t want me to touch them,” she explained, “and I wondered how a person who looks like that must feel.”
In response to the concept of love and fantasies, Mawra stated that there is nothing wrong with love and affection. She did, however, point out that the idea of not putting up any work and expecting someone to swoop in as a savior is quite impractical, especially in our society. Mawra feels that such beliefs have persisted for a long time, particularly among girls.
“In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with love and affection. However, putting in no effort and expecting a prince to come and save us is stupid and silly. “I think girls have thought like this for a long time, especially in our society,” the actress admitted openly.