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Rising star, Zara Noor Abbas, recently shared an influential post on her social media account. She exuded major #GirlBoss vibes donning a maroon ensemble and topped off her look by accessorising it with a fanny pack and a full finger ring.

Her post sheds light upon how she appears to be on-screen is poles apart to how she sees herself in reality.

Zara shared the first thoughts that came to her mind as she saw the pictures. “Immediately I thought to myself that ‘Oh, I don’t really look how I usually look.’ Usually was the keyword. Usually, I am dressed as a damsel in distress who is usually playing the character of an innocent girl trapped up in the Alcatraz of zulm (torture).”

 

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The time this photoshoot came out yesterday and i looked at it, immediately i thought to myself that oh, i dont really look how i usually look. ‘ Usually ‘ was the key word. Usually i am dressed as a damsel in distress who is usually playing a character of an innocent girl trapped up in the alcatraz of ‘ Zulm ‘ Usually i am dressed as a weak human being who cant speak up for herself. Who is working as a house lady. Or beaten by her lover. Or running around the city to make ends meet for her disabled brother and unwell neice for lots of pity. Eventually, a part of me also became that and this shoot looked to me too different because in these pictures i look like MYSELF. The woman who i believe in. Who is strong. Confident. Knows self worth. Respects self love. The woman my father and mother taught me to be. The woman my husband sees in me. The woman i forgot about. In this chaos of work and life. In this survival of the fittest. In the routine. The monotony. I forgot myself. Thanks to Jaffar, Amal, Bryan, Nida and Maida who made this shoot happen. I met myself after a long time. So if anyone out there is going on and on with life. Stop!! Look at yourself in the mirror and remind yourself of why you started all of this in the beginning. Remind yourself of WHO YOU ARE? OR remind yourself to KNOW WHO YOU ARE!! Just before anyone else does. @shakethingsupbyamal @maidaazmat @bryan.makeupartist @nidasheikhh @jaffer.hasan

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She continued, “Usually I am dressed as a weak human being who can’t speak up for herself. Who is working as a house lady? Or beaten by her lover. Or running around the city to make ends meet for her disabled brother and unwell niece for lots of pity. Eventually, a part of me also became that and these pictures looked too different to me because in these pictures I look like MYSELF. ”

The Khamoshi actor goes on to say: “The woman who I believe in. Who is strong. Confident. Knows self-worth. Respects self-love. The woman my father and mother taught me to be. The woman my husband sees in me. The woman I forgot about. In this chaos of work and life. In this survival of the fittest. In the routine. The monotony. I forgot myself.”

Zara took this opportunity to advise her fans to take a moment and explore themselves. “So if anyone out there is going on and on with life. Stop! Look at yourself in the mirror and remind yourself of why you started all of this in the beginning. Remind yourself of WHO YOU ARE.  Remind yourself to KNOW WHO YOU ARE! Just before anyone else does.”