Sonya Hussyn appears in her new drama serial as a schizophrenia patient.
The problem of mental illnesses in Pakistan has a lot to do with the way they are represented in the media. While our drama industry has managed to put out a few serials dedicated to highlighting the social and mental issue. Many actors have been taking up projects that highlight one or another real societal issue, one such actor is Sonya Hussyn.
Sonya Hussyn played prominent roles in drama serials Aisi Hai Tanhai (2017) and the recently concluded Ishq Zah e Naseeb that dealt with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Sonya Hussyn was also nominated for Best Actor Critic (Female) award at the recently held Pakistan International Screen Awards (PISA) 2020 for her recent performance in Ishq Zah e Naseeb.
The actress also confessed that she was offered three scripts immediately after the success of Ishq Zahe Naseeb, but this project, in particular, caught her eye. “It was naturally appealing but it still took me a while to decide whether I wanted to go ahead with it.
She went on to add, with statistics, “Every fifth person out of a hundred is schizophrenic in Pakistan, as opposed to DID which is comparatively rare. I think there’s also a myth that we cannot help these people because the illnesses are permanent, but they can very much be treated. After her previous serial, Hussyn added that she feels things are beginning to change in society.
As far as her choice of picking on-screen characters is concerned she confessed that “I want to enjoy every character I take up, which is why each of them has been such unorthodox.”
However, due to the ongoing lockdown the shooting of her upcoming serial has halted and according to Hussyn, 30% of the production remains untouched. “We had begun filming, but due to the lockdown we had to stop the production until a further notice from the government.”
But staying positive about the future, Hussyn considers this break to be a blessing and is using her time to improve her grip on the character.However,The serial was expected to go on-air after Eid, but its release date in indefinite now.
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