Even though the world of glitz and glamour may make us feel like celebrities have it all, the truth is they don’t. Fame and a successful career in entertainment comes with its fair share of hurdles. Fed up with the constant pressure to fit into the “worldly and cultural standards,” actor Hania Aamir recently took to Instagram and addressed her industry colleagues in a heartfelt note.
“We are looked at as entertainers more and less as humans. And the saddest part is that sometimes we see ourselves merely as entertainers as well and not as fragile sensitive human beings,” said Hania Aamir.
She said that artists are so occupied with maintaining their onscreen persona that they often forget to think about their own “peace of mind.”
Aamir also detailed an impromptu plan to the beach that made her feel the need to share this message on social media. “At 4pm in the evening, I decided to go to the beach. Booked a shabby little hut and just left. The trip was all about star gazing, listening to my favourite songs, and away from judging eyes and the pressures of constantly being perfect. It was pure bliss and made me feel alive,” she explained, with an attached clip of her journey to the beach.
Moving on, the Ishqiya actor advised her colleagues to take more care of themselves. “Take some time out for yourself. Make mistakes and take chances and realise you’re only human. Make some decisions for your soul. Talk to yourself. Ask yourself if you feel good. Take care of the artist in you. The artist who knows creativity and not the facade of creativity. Separate yourself from the pressures of matching worldly and cultural standards,” she concluded.