Kubra Khan is currently making waves as Husn-e-Jahaan in Alif and owns the screen every time she comes on. In a recent interview with BBC Asian Network, Kubra opened up about her spiritual journey, how Alif was “God sent” and how none of her awards would have any value in front of Allah.
I think I had this spiritual awakening where money and materialistic things and success and fame and all of that – of course, it’s part of our world – but I can’t take this anywhere with me. These awards aren’t going to hold any value in front of the “big guy” up there,” Kubra said in her interview.
On my death bed, I don’t want to be scared to face my Lord.”
She continued, “Maybe for a short period of time, I wanted my dramas to be better than others, but that’s a normal thing to feel. At the same though, I think when I took that back seat, I realised I’m not in competition with anyone.”
“At the end of the day, if I can look at myself in the mirror and be okay with what I am today, that’s the main thing. Because let’s face it, I could have 50 awards today, I could be the next big thing, but if I’m not like a good human being, what does all that stand for?”
Speaking about her ongoing drama Alif, Kubra commented, “Alif was Godsend, that’s all I can say. Alif came to at a point where I was not in the best place to be really honest. I was in a dark place in my life at that point – because obviously you’re just shutting yourself off from everybody, I was kind of like ‘do I even want to be a part of the industry?’ I was going through that kind of mindset. So when Alif came and I read the script, I fell in love with my character, Husn-e-Jahaan.”
“I lived Husn-e-Jahaan. I didn’t act her,” she added.
When the anchor remarked that Kubra is not in this [acting career] for the long run and she just wanted to make enough money to move one, Kubra laughed and said, “That is literally what I said. But, you know the thing is, I love the art itself. It’s just what it brings.”
“I mean I still wear like sleeveless tops. I still listen to music, I still dance. But as long as your intention is right, in the end, it’s all going to end good. I genuinely feel like if I can make a balance out of this – sure – but if not, then, yeah, maybe I will end it and move on somewhere else.
Speaking further, Kubra said that people have misconceptions about people in the entertainment industry and that they don’t know what she’s like at home or what relationship she shares with her Lord.
“People have this misconception that just because you’re in the industry, you have to be corrupt. But that’s not true. I know so many amazing, incredible people in the industry, who have found their core. For example Ayeza Khan. She’s in the industry and she’s a beautiful mother and a wife. And a very good actor. Even Shehzad Sheikh – he’s a dear friend, a wonderful father, husband, son and brother,” Kubra said.
Kubra also shared details about her next project – she will be part of Nadeem Baig and Humayun Saeed’s upcoming project London Nahi Jaunga. She clarified that the film is not a sequel to Punjab Nahi Jaungi – the script, the story, the characters all are completely different. Along with Kubra and Humayun, the film will also feature Mehwish Hayat and is expected to release in 2020.