Maria Wasti has had a prolific career in showbiz ranging from modeling to producing. A hardworking and professional actress, she has worked with almost all the major television channels and played characters that are challenging and impactful on the audience. her show on Air currently is Dhund playing on TV One. Born on 14th August, Pakistan’s Independence Day, Maria believes in liberation for all. She’s outspoken and blunt on various issues of women’s rights, gender equality and social prejudice. Maria reveals what makes her tick to Sana Zehra
If you posted a picture on Instagram and didnâ€™t get any likes would you delete it?
Not at all
What was your last Google search?
I was looking for the geographical location of a city.
Would you rather Tom Hanks or Tom Hardy?
Whatâ€™s the weirdest thing youâ€™ve ever made your assistant get for you?
Nothing! And they have been like, â€œMaâ€™am you want nothing?â€ And I said, â€œyes, nothing. Get nothing for me. Can you do that?â€
Whatâ€™s your room service order like?
My breakfast is usually at 2 PM. I want eggs whenever I get up. I skip lunch. And for dinner I order something spicy, like Thai food.
Describe yourself in three words?
Only three? I thought youâ€™d say write a book. Iâ€™m very organized, I like to spend a lot of time on my own and Iâ€™m very moody.
When Iâ€™m in love I just live it and itâ€™s crazy, believe me it is
If you werenâ€™t an actress you would be?
Best career advice you got?
Donâ€™t listen to anyone and Iâ€™ve given that advice to my own self.
Moment you felt you made it?
No, I never felt like I made it. I try to make it happen every day.
What kind of work you would you do for free?
I already think Iâ€™m working for free because passion is the price and nobody is paying for it but you.
Which book left an impression on you?
Forty Rules of Love
Who do you admire the most and why?
I admire everything and everyone around me, not just any one person. I find the whole world is inspiring in every way because I donâ€™t believe in good or bad and right or wrong. I see things very differently, so the awe and the amazement should not go out of your life.
Which movie has the greatest ending?
Whatâ€™s on your bucket list?
A lot of travel, a lot of free time and a lot of time at home
If you could live in another country where would it be?
Somewhere in Europe
What should every woman try once in their lifetime?
Everything. Before making a decision that you donâ€™t want to do it, Iâ€™d say do it! That is very important whether itâ€™s falling in love, falling out of love or all those things, which are said not to do, you should try at least once. Make your own decision. Thatâ€™s what my advice to you is, live life! This is only life you will get. This is your hell and your heaven, live it and decide for yourself.
Superhero power youâ€™d want to have?
To be able to do everything I want and be able to undo it as well
Favourite Disney princess?
Three qualities you want in a partner?
Iâ€™m neither a perfectionist nor an idealist. Being in a relationship is a totally different ballgame and you play it every day. So, I donâ€™t know if I can answer this tbh (to be honest).
Craziest thing you did for love?
Everything I do is crazy. When Iâ€™m in love I just live it and itâ€™s crazy, believe me it is. Not the bad kind of love where Iâ€™m cutting my veins and all. If love is not intense, itâ€™s not love. It has to be intense and I think thatâ€™s the most integral part of being in love. The real love is selfless and itâ€™s not easy. Real love is where you know you have to give without judging and that on its own is crazy.
Why should people be excited about your current project?
Because people should be excited about everything that they are about to watch or experience.
Why people should watch your drama Dhund?
If you have the time, you must watch this drama because such genres are challenging and not a lot of people are willing to take a risk on this. I think the audience will enjoy it.
What does GT mean to you?
GT is always good times that pull us out of bad times.