Jannat Zubair Rehmani who is known for her outstanding and versatile acting in the Indian television in an Exclusive Interview with Telly Chaska spoke about her love for music, the person she trusts the most, about the risky decision she took in her life and about the turning point of her career.
Jannat Zubair Rehmani has aced many different characters like Phulwa, Rani Phool Bai Rathore in Bharat Ka Veer Putra–Maharana Pratap and then the most loved Pankti Sharma Dhanrajgir in Tu Aashiqui. Jannat is been ruling the heart of her fans and this eid she treated her fan with a lovely song named “Zindagi Di Paudi” which has already become the most views video in the world.
BEING STARTED YOUR CAREER AS A CHILD ACTOR DO YOU THINK THAT YOUR CHILDHOOD GOT COMPROMISE?
No, not at all because we enjoy going to the sets and it’s more fun in the sets and as I child actor I always wanted to go to the shot because we enjoy it. So I don’t think anything is compromised because of me being a child actor.
YOU HAVE TRAVELED A LONG WAY AND DONE MANY HIT SHOWS ON TELEVISION, DO YOU THINK THE JOURNEY GAVE YOU LESSONS TO LEARN FROM, FOR THE FUTURE?
I think every journey teaches you a lesson on every stage of how important is it to stay patient and positive. How important is it to stay grounded I think that is the most important thing that every actor or professional everybody has to adopt that no matter whatever is your profession you need to stay grounded because Attitude and ego will create a lot of problem in your life. So the one thing which I have to learn from the journey is that to stay grounded and whenever I meet anyone I stay humble and soft-spoken.
A RISKY DECISION YOU TOOK IN CAREER.
So I don’t take this kind of decision alone my family always share their opinion .but I think the last show I did TU ASHIQUI demanded an 18 -19 years old girl and I was just 14 so we were little dicey about should we do the show or not, will I be able to do justice to the show and the character, will my fans accept me from child actor to a different character. At the time of promo, many even question that she is a child how come she is playing the role. But with the release of the very first episode, the audience was surprised and the show did very well.
A PERSON YOU TRUST THE MOST.
I kind of don’t have any secrets even I don’t have a password in my phone I don’t think I have somebody to share my secret with because I am very open I am very focused but I share a very strong bond with my brother and I share everything with him.
WHICH WOULD BE YOUR SECOND CAREER CHOICE OTHER THAN ACTING?
By no second thoughts, it has to be singing…
WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE SINGER?
Arijit is my favorite I love his songs…
A ROLE YOU REGRET TURNING DOWN?
No not really the role that I have turned down I have never regretted them.
A TURNING POINT IN YOUR LIFE.
I guess Phulwa was a very big show for my career as if now, people loved me as Phulwa and I gained a lot of recognition from Phulwa and that people still recognize me with that name so I think Phulwa yes it could be the turning point.
WHICH KIND OF CHARACTERS WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO?
On screen, I would like to play a self-efficient and self-defense girl who know how to do martial arts and fight like a very rowdy kind of characters like Mardani
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE GENRE?
I am not a movie person at all but I like to watch biopic and historical movies or the one which is realistic, movies based on real-life stories.
YOU HAVE BEEN SEEN DOING BACK TO BACK MUSIC VIDEO IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC REASON TO IT?
Of course everything has a reason behind it we don’t choose work because its coming, its because I have stopped doing TV I wanted to do different things and explore, so I am exploring the world of music video know but I am still not doing everything that is coming in my way because ab to itne music video bante hai ki like every day people call you for music video.
IS THERE ANY CHANCE OF YOU RETURNING BACK TO TELEVISION?
I have taken a break as of now I don’t say that I won’t come back on television all I am saying is that I have taken a break.
ONE SOCIAL MEDIA HAND YOU LIKE THE MOST
So I don’t follow like anyone except the people I am close to but there is this amazing lady Aashka Goradia so she is a lot into Asana and yoga and she frequently posts on them so I find a lot of a different kind of picture on her ID so I stalk her.
WHICH BOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH IF YOU GOT A CHANCE?
With Sanjay Leela Bhansali because I like the type of movie he does. Otherwise, the kind of production that will suit me is Rajshri production the Surooj Barjatya film the family film they might suit me. In fact, not only me but many others have also told me that Jannat you will suit his family kind of films so that is how the things and the principle of my work will go.
WHAT WOULD YOUR NAME BE AS A RAPPER
I would like to name myself as JZee because one of my self like one of my director gave me a name JZee Because J for Jannat and Zee for Zubair so I think it will be cool as a Rapper.
A SONG YOUR ARE LISTENING TO IN REPEAT
For now, I am listening to Zindagi Di Paudi has released a day before.
IF YOU GOT A CHANCE TO TIME TRAVEL WHERE WOULD YOU GO IN TIME? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO THERE?
I definitely go in the future and of course will see what is happening in my life and you know I will see everything I get a chance to see in the future.