When Priyanka Chopra's mother had a fan moment with Sheheryar Munawar

When Priyanka Chopra's mother had a fan moment with Sheheryar Munawar

He revealed how Chopra's mom found him cute in Kahi Unkahi.
27 Apr, 2021

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra's mother had a fan moment with our very own Sheheryar Munawar back when he wasn't the household name he is today.

In an interview with Something Haute where Munawar was recalling his time as an assistant director during an advertisement campaign for QMobile in 2015, he spoke about an incident with Priyanka Chopra where he was blowing out her hair for the shoot.

"I instantly died realising she knew my name," he laughed, adding that he lay down with his hand on his heart. "She then said, 'My mother is a fan of you,' and I was like huh? She said yeah, she's in the vanity, would you join me there for a bit? She wants a picture with you."

He went on to add how at the time, his play Kahi Unkahi was airing on Zee Zindagi, and Chopra's mother found him cute as a child.

"It was very interesting," he smiled at the memory, realising how Chopra's mother wished to meet a guy who at the time was running around the sets, fetching water bottles and sweeping the floors.

"I was so startled when it was happening but Priyanka was so sweet about it. She said Sheheryar obviously I know you, my mother is a fan, come with me to the vanity," he said, revealing how there was strict protocol at the set and to cross the boundary to make it to an actor's vanity was rare.

"But they were both so sweet, we clicked a few pictures, and there was that," he said. Surprisingly, he then spoke about how this entire episode was after the release of Ho Mann jahan — where Munawar was cast alongside Mahira Khan and Adeel Hussain in a lead role.

But how does one go from being an actor to an assistant?

Speaking about his journey from student to a star, and then to assistant again, the Parey Hut Love actor revealed how he graduated from one of Karachi's most reputable universities, IBA, and proceeded to work in the corporate world.

However soon, he started receiving offers from big productions after his supporting role in Zindagi Gulzar Hai, which he bagged based on the minimal VJ and acting gigs he did as a student.

Speaking about how he has come a long way since then, he recalled how Fawad Khan also gave him a tough time there, calling it one of his "terrible" pieces of work and admitting his performance wasn't up to the mark.

"I continued to be an assistant director and interned for Asim Raza," he added, talking about how desire for self-fulfilment and growth made him work on sets regardless of the work he was doing.


Fastrack Apr 27, 2021 02:26pm
She was heavily trolled across the world for her pro-war remarks. Nobody wants anything to do with her.
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Apr 27, 2021 02:30pm
Who cares?
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Ahsan Gul Apr 27, 2021 02:50pm
Dawn is a reputable newspaper and should avoid news like this! Sincerely
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Mike Apr 27, 2021 03:04pm
Priyanka who?
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Ali Mehdi Apr 27, 2021 03:13pm
People from Iranian descent definitely have better looks
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M. Saeed Apr 27, 2021 06:04pm
Mother Choopra is not a touch-wood entity to make gold out of every lump of clay.
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well-wisher Apr 27, 2021 06:20pm
Good P's mother remembered you SM and that's what counts among humans. Best of luck in your endeavors. More success to come. Keep your feet on the ground.
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Aziza Apr 27, 2021 06:46pm
@M. Saeed Ha ha ha, good one!
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Hajira Apr 27, 2021 10:30pm
I think it was sweet of Priyanka Chopra to have made me feel special especially in the scenario they were in. Also, he should not see let down if one famous actor didn't appreciate his work, I am sure he is doing great.
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Memon Abdul Apr 28, 2021 11:44am
Yes this guy isn't a good actor... And good looking is a relative concept - he produces well on screen - many good looking people do not look good on screen, and there is a difference...
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Saba Zaidi Apr 28, 2021 03:16pm
He is lying that Zindagi Gulzar hai was his first drama, his first drama was mere dard ko zaban mille which was in 2012 and zindagi gulzar hai was 2013 , you can Google it .
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ak4pk Apr 28, 2021 07:18pm
@Saba Zaidi, he must have either forgotten or he wanted to portray the Fawad Khan incident in the light of those of Priyanka’s. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.
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