Updated Feb 17, 2017 02:18pm

Mawra Hocane goes back to law school to 'finish what she started'

Turns out there's very little we know about Mawra Hocane.

Recently, the Sammi star revealed that she's going back to school to finish her LLB degree and it looks like she's pretty darn serious about that goal.

"I believe in finishing what I start; not being able to do that makes me feel weak," said Mawra to Images. "As to why I chose to go back to studying [when she already has a blossoming acting career], I have never considered studies as a means to obtain a job. For me education is all about knowledge. While I polish my career, I want to polish my intelligence as well."

Back in 2014 she had enrolled in an LLB programme but after being offered the lead role in Bollywood flick Sanam Teri Kasam, Mawra decided to take a break from her studies. Now, however, she has planned to finish her degree.

"I don't want to waste my life by being lazy," says Mawra. "Just today my class got cancelled and I was so upset! I want to make the most out of it."

Mawra did dabble in a couple of other disciplines before finally realising that her heart was set on law. "Before taking up law, I studied medicine for six months and then tried my hand at fashion designing for another six months. I wanted to find something that excited me. Finally, it was law that captured my interest," said the actor.

And what do you know? The actor holds a diploma in Law from the University of London and gained a distinction by securing the highest marks in Contract Law in all of South Asia!

However, this time around, instead of juggling between work and studies, she has prioritised academics.

"The last year, my study schedule revolved around my work schedule. These past couple of months, leading up till May (her first Law exam) my work schedule will revolve around my study schedule," she added.

But wouldn't it hinder the shoot of her drama Sammi?

She explained: "For instance I am shooting a spell of Sammi next week for which I have to miss classes, which I will eventually need to make up for by studying extra. Shoots for campaigns/TVCs are planned for weekends so I don't have to miss too many classes."

"It's a complicated process to manage all of this but I feel I have the ability to do 48 hours of work in 24 hours," she said. "I don't want to waste my life by being lazy. Just today my class got cancelled and I was so upset! I want to make the most out of it."

"I want young girls and boys to utilise themselves to their full potential," she added. "Do not follow anyone else's opinion of your capabilities; find for yourself what you're passionate about and chase it!"

If all goes well, Mawra will graduate next year in London.


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TR Feb 17, 2017 02:38pm

Good luck.

Jamal Feb 17, 2017 02:51pm

Hope she'd do better in pursuing her degree than acting.

Nouman Feb 17, 2017 03:39pm

That's the sprit girl ! Keep it up and graduate

Adnan Feb 17, 2017 03:44pm

Time for me to get admission too ..

mansoor mubeen Feb 17, 2017 04:35pm

brilliant move. very good gesture and good inspiration for other artists as well. wish you all the best .

Alanore Feb 17, 2017 05:10pm

It’s a good decision, she shouldn’t have gone for that bollywood movie in the first place. We all know what happened there, it was a bad choice and she wasted her time.

Adeel Saleem Feb 17, 2017 06:43pm

Bold and Beautiful, woww

Kila Feb 17, 2017 07:17pm

@Jamal and hope you'd get a job which is better suited to your dishonesty.

Kila Feb 17, 2017 07:18pm

@Alanore well see.

MALIK FROM AUSTRALIA Feb 17, 2017 07:25pm

Law is a wise choice, Mawra. I am sure you would pass your degree with flying colours. I have a son who is a lawyer. He is brilliant. Best wishes.

KETS999 Feb 17, 2017 08:53pm

Indians have used her completely and will not get any new Indian movie anyway so better to go back to something else.

Be Fair Feb 17, 2017 09:13pm

Good priority. The glamour of celebrity is not long,her education will pay her. By now her appetite as celebrity being done. Now devote towards education with zeal, and be a best barrister in town, people will respect you equally rather more than actress.Best of luck.

Bahadur Feb 18, 2017 12:42am

I hope young children (especially, girls) will be inspired by this and get higher education.

Ali Feb 18, 2017 01:46am

Educated minds need education for the best of his or her career . Only the education can give you the more opportunities . Hope so you will have a big plan to become a different personality .

Khan Feb 18, 2017 02:00am

Educated people in any field give a high performance. Law is really a very serious choice. Let us see how it helps her to glitter in acting.

Trump Feb 18, 2017 03:31am

Failed at acting...try studying. But then again acted because studying is hard

Vijay B. Feb 18, 2017 04:42am


sukhera Feb 18, 2017 07:47am

It appears she has a lot of time on hand to waste and she does not do her home work before jumping into different fields. Her previous attempts in different fields indicates she is not persistent in accomplishing her goals because some of them are not easy. 6 months of medicine study and then quit , 6 months on fashion design and quit and now back to law school. Unfortunately, Some time beauty and brain don't go together. good luck anyway.

Kash Feb 18, 2017 09:37am

She first needs to be real and not be ashamed of her real name Mawra Hussain before anything! !

Ayesha Feb 18, 2017 09:39pm

Glad to see this . Its very inspiring

Abx Feb 19, 2017 08:42am

Finish your school since acting is not for u

True AGRA Feb 21, 2017 02:02am

Better stick to education. Acting is not your cup of tea.