Pakistani actress and model Sanam Saeed is widely known for playing the role of Kashaf Murtaza in Momina Duraid's popular show ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai.’ Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan starrer show was viewed widely across India. The show amassed Sanam huge popularity and love in India because of her brilliant stint in the show. In a new interview, Sanam spoke about how much Indian content she sees and revealed the whole of Pakistan has been raised on Bollywood.
Speaking with Indian Express, Sanam stated they have literally grown-up consuming Bollywood songs, their dance, culture, and more. Saeed said, “Personally, I am more of a Hollywood binge watcher. But the whole of Pakistan has been raised on Bollywood, from our grandparents to us, we know Madhubala, Kareena Kapoor stuff to now Deepika. We have seen all the generations. We have literally grown-up consuming Bollywood, the song, the dance, the culture, the way they eat, the way they do pooja. Hum sab jaante hai Indian mein kya hota hai (We know what happens in India).”
However, the Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam actress rued that, unlike Pakistan, Indian know nothing about her country. “But India doesn’t know what happens in Pakistan. Kuch bhi nahi pata, hum log kis tarah daal chawal khaate hai, woh andaaz alag hota hai. We know the difference between what an Indian choti (braid) is, but I don’t think India knows what the Pakistani choti is like. These small nuances are there. When ZEE Zindagi launched, then India saw, ‘Oh this is how they wear their clothes, this is how they interact’, how independent women are here also. That was interesting to see,” Sanam further explained.
Meanwhile, Sanam Saeed’s Zindagi original show Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam won Gold at Promax India awards 2022 and Asian Academy Creative Awards for best anthology. The Pakistani actress, who made her television debut in the 2010 with romantic drama ‘Daam’, tasted commercial success with the 2013 romantic series Zindagi Gulzar Hai. She rose to prominence by featuring as the female lead in several top-grossing television series, including Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu Talkhiyaan, Kadoorat, Kahin Chand Na Sharma Jaye, Ek Kasak Reh Gayi, and Firaaq among others.