- 17 Aug - 23 Aug, 2019
Abeer Rizvi - Candid & Classy
- 08 Sep - 14 Sep, 2018
- Cover Story
Her beautiful elongated face, almond eyes and gossamer tresses have been her beauty trademarks, which have long fascinated onlookers. Behind the lens, Abeer Rizvi has the penchant of being as malleable as a model can be; moulding herself into a myriad of personas. You have seen her demure and chaste. You have seen her unflinchingly bold as a tigress. She is the muse of many designers and holds the fascination of those who entrap her poise on the lens. Abeer tiptoed into the world of fashion, as a Veet finalist. Since then, it has been no looking back, as she became a fashion regular, with her persona gracing the covers of fashion magazines all round. Although her luck-gimmick evaded her as she ventured into the movie business with Sahir Lodhi’s 2017 film Raasta, which was not well-received by the masses and critics alike. Abeer remains unfazed and refuses to throw the gauntlet as she continues her foray into the fashion world. In a conversation with MAG, the starlet chats about her early steps into the industry, her personal insights and more. Excerpts:
Please begin with telling us something about your background and what instances went into the making of the person you are today?
I entered the showbiz industry without the help of any friends or allies. I knew no one here. I was always on my own. I entered this industry with one dream; to walk the runway. And I believe that dreams do come true!
But then of course, roads were never as straight as they may have appeared to be. I had to face a lot of obstacles, which kept getting in my way up. It wasn’t certainly easy and was really a bumpy ride for me. It all began with Veet Miss Supermodel. I had participated as a contestant in 2014 and won the title. I believe it paved the way for me ahead.
Your first cover shoot was?
It was for AlKaram Studio.
What is your stance on favouritism in the industry?
I honestly don’t like to be partial, so I prefer the same.
Where do you see yourself 10 years down the line?
I have honestly never thought about it. I am just going with the flow for now, let’s see what life has in store for me. I am hoping for the best! But right now I’d like to live in the present and focus on the goals at hand.
How would you define your fashion philosophy?
I think I don’t have one. Whatever looks good on me, helps me accentuate my grace and suits me, is fashionable for me.
What would you pick as an alternative career choice for yourself, if given the choice?
Hmmm, I might be housewife!
What is that one distinctive quality which sets you apart from your contemporaries?
As I mentioned earlier, I am a person who lives in the moment. I always focus on my work, and enjoy the fact that what I am made to do here, I was destined for it.
If you could go back in time and fix an aspect of your past, what would be it?
Not sure about fixing any past regrets, but I’d definitely like to return to my childhood memories! Those times were the best.
What challenges do you face in a Pakistani society?
I try hard not to reflect the challenges. I maintain a positive outlook, always stay driven in a feel-good vibe. If one maintains a positive outlook, you will find that your way gets easier and challenges surpass. It’s a beautiful life, so let go of any negativity.
Ja’dore by Dior
Last movie you watched?
A song that you have been listening on repeat lately?
Hookah Hookah by Bilal Saeed
Favourite lip colour for a casual evening out?
I love Cherry pink.
Last picture you took?
It was a selfie.
Beaches or mountains?
I have a soft corner for beaches.
The scariest moment?
The scariest moment not just for me, but for anyone would be to lose someone you love dearly. It can be very scary.
The most memorable day?
25th of July
Who is your celebrity crush?
First pay check?
I think it was around 10k.
Your idea of the ideal man?
He should be loveable.
Last book you read?
The Help, a novel by Kathryn Stockett.
Favourite part of Karachi?
My home, without any doubt.
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