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Issue 12PAKISTAN TURNS 70

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL with Mehwish & Urwa

Read on as we get up close and personal with our cover girls this month, Mehwish Hayat & Urwa Hocane, about who they are, what they like, their thoughts on love and what they wish for, in a round of quick questions.

Mehwish Hayat Urwa Hocane

Hi… what are you up to?

Urwa: I just got ready with my makeup for
this shoot.

Mehwish: I am promoting my upcoming film
Punjab Nahi Jaungi.

What’s your favourite place on earth?

Urwa: Pakistan. It’s home.

Mehwish: At the moment, Cape Town.

What do you love to eat?

Urwa: Daal chawal (Lentils with rice).

Mehwish: Thai food. Anything spicy actually.

How do you like to travel?

Urwa: In luxury.

Mehwish: First class always!

Your best friends – animals or people?

Urwa: My sister, Mawra.

Mehwish: Animals, any day. My three Chihuahuas – Oreo, Fluffy, Bruno.

The one thing you can’t live without?

Urwa: Family.

Mehwish: My mother.

What keeps you awake at night?

Urwa: Nothing. I sleep a lot.

Mehwish: The pressure of waking up early.

What makes you go to sleep?

Urwa: Good thoughts.

Mehwish: The pressure of waking up early.

This month of yours in three words?

Urwa: It’s raining promotions!

Mehwish: Lots of madness.

What’s on your playlist right now?

Urwa: Love songs.

Mehwish: Luis Fonsi’s Despacito and Attention by Charlie Puth.

Books or movies?

Urwa: Movies. They tell you a story in three hours.

Mehwish: Both.

You dream about?

Urwa: Hollywood.

Mehwish: Having my name on the Walk of Fame.

Tell us about love.

Urwa: It’s essential

Mehwish: Love makes the world go round.

Who runs the world?

Urwa: Uhh girls?

Mehwish: GIRLS!

What’s the best song to sing to when you’re getting ready?

Urwa: I just listen to my playlist.

Mehwish: “You just want attention – you don’t want my heart.”

Would you rather be predictable or spontaneous?

Urwa: Spontaneous.

Mehwish: Spontaneous!

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?

Urwa: Sky-diving

Mehwish: Holding a black eagle, which weighed almost 4 kilos, on my arm, and we were looking at each other. It was quite scary but yeah, it was cool also!

If you could travel back in time, when would it be? And who would you hang out with?

Urwa: Princess Diana and Nazia Hassan.

Mehwish: 1950s and hang out with Marilyn Monroe.

Describe your living space to us

Urwa: All white

Mehwish: It’s basic – all white, with a yellow wall and plenty of animals.

A talent of yours lesser known?

Urwa: Singing

Mehwish: I can sketch very well.

What’s a perfect day for you?

Urwa: A perfect day is a creative day at work!

Mehwish: Any day spent at home is happy time – hanging out with family, bathing my dogs and playing with them.

How long does it take for you to decide what to wear?

Urwa: Forever.

Mehwish: Depends on the occasion – sometimes

two minutes; sometimes two hours.

What’s your favourite colour to wear?

Urwa: Depends on my mood.

Mehwish: White.

If you were a superhero what super power would you like to have?

Urwa: Teleporting

Mehwish: I think I’d like to be invisible.

Your inspiration?

Urwa: My mother.

Mehwish: My mother, Meryl Streep, Audrey Hepburn, so many.

So what is it like to be you?

Urwa: It’s good – I mean yeah really good!

Mehwish: It’s perfect!

What are you doing for the rest of the day?

Urwa: Promoting my film Punjab Nahi Jaungi.

Mehwish: I am doing this cover shoot for your magazine. I will be shooting with Urwa, with Guddi Shani; the clothes are amazing and the location is the Shahi Hammam, so I’m looking forward to it!

 

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