Mahira Khan is now a renowned film star but she remembers as well as us that it was her small screen hits that propelled her to fame.

From her TV characters Khirad and Shano to her big screen hits Ho Mann Jahan and Raees, she has proved herself to be versatile and a hit with the fans.

While celebrating 16 years of Hum network, Mahira talked about her acting journey — which will complete a decade this year.

Having recently recovered from the coronavirus, she first spoke about her time in isolation.

"I had it really bad," she revealed, adding that the good thing was getting the time to read new scripts.

"I want to come back to dramas. It's truly been magical for me with Hum TV. Humsafar is why I continue to receive so much love in my personal life and in my career," she said. "2021 will be ten years to Humsafar and that's how long my journey has been as an actor."

Speaking highly of her experience with Hum, she praised the the whole process of going into meetings, debating and pitching ideas.

Laughing while recalling moments from her set life, she spoke about how Bin Roye and Superstar were sets where she often got scolded, getting exhausted of the heat and the general chaos that breaks out on sets.

When asked about which leading man she had starred with was her favourite, the star, who recently celebrated her 36th birthday, picked another superstar: Humayun Saeed. "And of course, Fawad," she added.

Also celebrating Hum TV's 16 years were Bushra Ansari, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Farhan Saeed, and Ali Zafar on a virtual call (like Mahira), as well as Ahmed Ali Butt who was hosting the festivities.

Newly wed Sarah Khan spoke about what it was like to be married to husband Falak Shabir, who often surprises her on sets with flowers and presents.

"I want everyone to pamper their wives, show them some love," the Sabaat actor said, adding that she makes her own script choices, and he's always there to back her up.

Can't wait to see which scripts these beautiful women choose next!

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