“Patience is a key element of success,” says Bill Gates, and Syra Shahroz has got plenty of it. She maybe short tempered in real life, but when it comes to work, nobody can beat her at waiting patiently for the next best project. From doing a superhero film (which unfortunately never saw the light of the day) to a romantic drama that was Chalay Thay Saath, Syra makes sure she doesn’t jump on every given opportunity, and we respect her for that.
When was the last time you saw her on television? Think hard, while we get down to business and ask Syra Shahroz some really important questions, such as:
When Syra wakes up she….
Orders her cup of tea
If you were a desi super hero what would your super power be?
I’d help out all the chotus out there, so they wouldn’t have to work or beg on the streets. And also, I wish I had the superpower to put a filter on people’s mouths.
What is an ‘ideal’ day in your life like?
An ideal day would be when I can sleep without the guilt of having to wake up early next day.
And why hasn’t that happened?
Because I have Nooreh, so even if I’m on a vacation, I need to wake up for her.
Describe your beauty skincare routine – morning and night?
I haven’t got perfect skin. Shit happens with age, but I don’t use that much makeup. I try to drink a lot of water, eat clean, exercise regularly, and have enough sleep.
Tell us something about you that no one knows?
A lot of people don’t expect me to have a temper problem. If I get angry everything goes south from there.
Syra Shahroze hates?
Your most favourite lipstick these days is?
The cheek stain in Nabila’s No Makeup palette.
Name your all-time favourite book?
Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and I also love Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafaq.
Which blog/website do you follow religiously?
Which song are you listening to these days?
For some reason, I’m listening to Sky Full of Stars again.
What do you do in your downtime?
I’ll play games on my phone, I’ll watch a movie or TV show or read a book.
What is the one thing you wish your fans wouldn’t do?
My fans are great, but I just wish that some of them wouldn’t be too quick to judge.
One dish that you can eat on repeat?
I can eat everything on repeat. I love food.
Your favourite Mehndi song? The song that you can’t help but dance to?
Kai Po Che’s song Shubhaaramb. I don’t know why I’m obsessing over it all over again.
What’s your all-time favourite dialogue from any movie?
“Baray baray shehro mein aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hain.”