From the small screen to the silver screen: The journey of Zara Noor Abbas

Zara Noor Abbas is a name most people are familiar with. Daughter of the versatile, Asma Abbas, niece of the magnificent, Bushra Ansari, and now also the wife of Asad Siddiqui, – nephew of the phenomenal Adnan Siddiqui – it won’t be wrong to say that Zara was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. While people may call her story just another case of nepotism, it was Zara’s sheer talent that has made her into the star that she is today.

Zara’s early journey in television

According to our sources, Zara was fond of acting and dancing since her early years and participated actively in numerous plays throughout her school and college life. Further venturing into live theatre, she was an active performer in many plays and dance competitions. Making her debut with Dharkan, Zara stepped into the television industry playing the lead Areen but failed to make a mark despite her fabulous acting.

What gave Zara the recognition that she deserved was her role in Khamoshi. Playing one of the leads alongside Iqra Aziz, Bilal Khan, and Affan Waheed, Zara was highly appreciated for her acting skills and her chemistry with Bilal Khan was much praised. This serial proved to be a breakthrough for Zara and it also became one of the most watched serials of the year 2017.

It then became a staircase to Zara’s stardom, with each serial that she signed up for. After Khamoshi, Zara starred in Hum TV’s Lamhay, which garnered her critical acclaim. Nowadays,  Zara is playing the lead role in Geo’s Qaid in which she essays the role of a teacher. In her next offering, Deewar E Shab, Zara will be seen alongside her mother and maternal aunt, who will interestingly be switching their real life roles as Asma Abbas will play Zara’s aunt while Bushra Ansari would play her mother.  Expanding her versatility, Zara would be portraying the role of a courtesan for the first time in her career.

The career shift towards films

Alongside television, Zara has ventured into films as she is all set to make her debut with not only one but two films releasing this year. She will be seen in Parey Hut Love alongside some of the industry’s biggest names including Maya Ali, Sheheryar Munawar, Mahira Khan, Ahmed Ali Butt and many more.

On the other hand, Zara will be seen in Wajahat Rauf’s Chhalawa alongside her husband Asad Siddiqui, Mehwish Hayat and Azfar Rehman. While Zara has mostly played serious roles in her drama serials, these two movies show the quirky side of the actress that we have yet to witness. While the recent trailer and BTS of Chhalawa look promising, all four of the lead avatars including Zara, caught our attention. It won’t be wrong to say that both these movies are much anticipated after the recent disasters that have hit our cinemas, as they would serve as a breath of fresh air.

While Zara is a newbie in the industry, the way she handles criticism and negative comments is another personality trait that this girl has which we are proud of. Having had her share of haters, the way she reacts to those comments is proof of how strong of a person she is, and that there is nothing that can break this girl’s spirits. All our wishes are with this rising star and we cannot wait to see what else she has in store for us.

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