Main Page Forum Ringtones SMS Messages Games Free Downloads Contact UsTelepk Map
Make This Page Your Home Page Make TelePK.Com Your Favorite Website Telepk Header
Mobile Zone
  1. PTCL TelePhone Directory
  2. SMS Messages
  3. SmS Jokes
  4. Sms Dictionary
  5. Memory Card Rates
  6. Mobile Phones
  7. Mobile Phone Articles
  8. Mobile Tutorials
  9. Mobile Games
  10. Mobile Wallpapers
  11. Secret Codes
  12. Ring Tones
  13. Web To SmS
  14. Telecom Reviews
  15. SMS Worldwide

  1. Islam
  2. Listen Radio Live
  3. Watch TV Channels
  4. Elections
  5. Home Decoration
  6. Beauty And Health
  7. Tech News
  8. Kitchen
  9. Greeting Cards
  10. Animation
  11. Messenger Zone
  12. Online Chat
  13. Articles
  15. City Codes
  16. Computer
  17. Know Your Heart
  18. Palmistry
  19. Myspace
  20. Make Money
  21. World News
  22. Map Guide
  23. Eid Day
  24. Pakistan
  25. Pakistani Singers
  26. Personalities
  27. Emergency No.s
  28. Funny Jokes
  29. Finance
  30. Flights
  31. Funny Pictures
  32. Kids
  33. Songs
  34. Sports Online
  35. Spotlight
  36. Student Visa
  37. Education
  38. Online Games
  39. Study Abroad
  40. Tutorials
  41. Immigration
  42. Internet
  43. Urdu
  44. Weather Status
  45. Webmaster Tools
  46. Valentine Day
  47. Video Clips
  48. Videos

Latest Updates!
Please fill out the form below to get notified whenever will be update.
Enter your email address:

Active Visitors
  1. 159

Spotlight: Ghazal Siddiq

Still often referred to by her maiden name Ghazal Siddiq, with which fans had become familiar since the start of her career 18 years ago, Ghazal Salam has had a checkered show-biz career ranging from acting, compering, dubbing and providing voice-overs for commercials and programmes to her latest stint Ė Hosting A Live Television Show practically every morning. And, she has taken on every genre with characteristic ease and pragmatism, making sure that whatever she is involved in, she leads a balanced life. takes a peek into the life of this down-to-earth celebrity.

You have recently become the new face at the morning show on Hum Tv. Are you nervous, now that you have to appear for two-hours live, five days a week?
No, Iím only relieved that I get the weekend off for myself! Actually, Iím not nervous because I started my television career with Sultana apaís play, ĎMarvií and even at that point I delivered what was required of me, simply because I had confidence in her. Had it been any other director, I would have probably quit after the first two episodes, but she was very encouraging. I remember vividly that in one of the first few scenes I was asked to cry and I had no idea how to do it before the camera. I was only able to perform because of Sultana apaís confidence in me. I share a certain comfort level knowing Iím doing a project for her.

I hear that unlike most artistes, you wake up at 6 am. How is that?
Well, I was as spoilt as anyone else till my son came along and then started school. However, once he would leave at 7.30, I used to go back to sleep till noon! Now, of course, I try and sleep earlier at night and avoid invitations for dinner during the week, since I canít catch up on my sleep in the mornings, and canít function if I donít get at least eight hours of slumber. My greatest bane is that though the show doesnít begin till nine, I have to be at the studio much earlier as it takes over an hour for my hair and make-up to be done.

Do you find hosting live shows more difficult or acting a part that is alien to your nature?
I think, hosting live shows. For in the latter, you play the role of another person, and the audience has no clue as to your own character. However, when compering, and particularly live, your own image is at stake, and you have to be very careful to maintain a balancing act. As I have done live compering for PTV earlier, I have a fair idea of what it entails.

Over the years youíve done a lot of work for PTV, Indus and Hum Tv. Is there any particular reason why youíve never appeared on ARY?
Actually, itís just a coincidence that whenever they have approached me, I have already been busy with some project. It isnít that I am deliberately shunning them.

In your eyes which has been your most memorable performance to date?
I liked some of the Marvi episodes a lot. During those days, I had left everything and given my full concentration to Marvi. I had no other responsibilities then and even if I would go to sleep at 4 am after completing a shoot, I would be up after two or three hours and back at work. I had given it my best. But, admittedly, I have not appeared too much on television to begin with. In fact, Iíve done more audio-work than visual.

Why is it that in the last ten years you have mostly done audio-related work?
Well, I had got married and my responsibilities had increased, as I had a little son to take care of. I wanted to be there for him in his initial years, and doing audio-work suited me as it didnít require time for dressing and could be done quickly. Iíd get a call for recording, go immediately and be free in no time. I also did a lot of commercials in those days. I was satisfied that I was still working and it also gave me the opportunity to try different work and gain new experiences. I have no regrets for I managed to balance my family life and work.

But, did you enjoy the experience, or was it just something convenient to do?
I enjoyed it, because I am very good with voice inflections. I can change my voice and make it sound like a childís or alternately like a seventy year old womanís. In fact, my voice has even been used in Fahim Burneyís film as the heroine didnít have the required voice control, so my voice had been dubbed for her. I have even won an award for a Jashn-e-Tamseel programme on radio, and have done dubbing for cartoons, and voice-overs for documentaries.

How is it that you havenít done any work in theatre when you are so good with your voice modulations?
I would love to do theatre and Inshallah, when my responsibilities become less, I will definitely try my hand at it. Sanya Saeed is a good friend of mine, and she has asked me a number of times to act with her in her plays, but I believe in only taking up what I can do full justice to. That is why I havenít got into production either for if I do production it wouldnít mean just financing a programme, it would also include my involvement in direction.

How did you find the experience of working in a 100-episode soap, ĎTeray Janay Kay Baadí?
Actually, it wasnít as difficult as I had thought, although I had been quite apprehensive that I wouldnít be able to fulfill my commitment. In fact, it turned out to be quite an enjoyable experience.

Are you taking up any serials in the near future?
With the morning show, I donít think it is likely. I donít want to be involved in so much work that it is to the detriment of my social life and my time with my family and friends. I feel you only live once, and you should balance your life so you can enjoy everything. My son didnít ask to be brought into the world, but now that I have brought him, I owe him time and attention too.

Why is there so much confusion surrounding your surname? You have been married ten years, but the press still often refers to you as Siddiq, and seems to think that was your married name.
Actually, when I got married around eight years after I had already made a name for myself, I was in the middle of recording a serial ĎNoori Jan Tamachií. So, thinking it would make my husband happy, I told the director that for the remaining episodes he should use my married name. However, when my husband found out, he thought I had made a mistake as he felt I had a certain identity and I would be confusing it by using another surname. So, after that I relaxed and let people use whichever name they wanted, probably adding to the confusion!

How supportive is your husband to your work?
Very. I donít think I would be able to take on whatever I do if it wasnít for his encouragement and support. Even if Iíve had to come home late and heís had to do my chores for me, heís never had a frown or a complaint. He even encourages me to do courses and improve myself as he is very appreciative of art.

Would you act in films if given the opportunity?
Why not? If I were given the right environment and people like Saqib come into the profession, Iíd be interested. It would have to be an art movie in which I could use my acting talent, though

Any hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
I learn singing. I have an ustaad that comes over and in fact, my husband and son also learn from him. We are all keen music fans and I sing informally in family functions.

<<< Back

Send this page to a friend

Most Viewed Services:
  1. New Year
  2. Free TV
  3. Watch GEO News
  4. Watch Disney TV USA
  5. AIM Away Messages
  6. AIM Buddy Icons
  7. BBQ Recipes
  8. Burger Recipes
  9. Fruit Salad Recipes
  10. Funny Pictures
  11. Spider-Man
  12. Spider-Man The Film
  13. Spider-Man Wallpapers
  14. Family
  15. Family Fun
  16. Windows Live Messenger
  17. Easter E-Cards
  18. 2008 Festivals
  19. Christian Festivals
  20. Msn Display Pictures
  21. Yahoo Avatars
  22. Myspace
  23. Nokia 5700
  24. Nokia 5070
  25. Bob Woolmer
  26. SMS Messages
  27. SMS Jokes
  28. Animals
  29. Apple
  30. Bikes
  31. Zong
  32. World
  33. Cars
  34. Celebrity
  35. Facebook
  36. Ali Lohan
  37. Computer
  38. Finance
  39. Fitness
  40. Shoes
  41. New Homes
  42. MSN Web Messenger
  43. Download MSN Messenger
  44. Download Latest Msn Messenger
  45. Multi MSN
  46. Download Multi MSN
  47. MSN Emoticon
  48. MSN Nick Name
  49. MSN Screen Names
  50. MSN Nick
  51. MSN Names
  52. Cool MSN Emoticon
  53. Urdu
  54. Urdu Jokes
  55. Urdu Dictionary
  56. Urdu Poetry
  57. Automobile
  58. Cars
  59. New Cars
  60. Food
  61. Kitchen
  62. Cell Phone
  63. Free Mobile Game
  64. Free Mobile Wallpapers
  65. Mobile Phone Secret Code
  66. Free Web SMS
  67. Free Worldwide Sms
  68. Islam Way
  69. Home Interior Decoration
  70. Health And Beauty Tip
  71. Latest Tech News
  72. Kitchen Remodeling
  73. Free E Greeting Card
  74. Know Heart
  75. Palmistry Line
  76. Make Money Online
  77. Myspace HTML Codes
  78. Myspace Toolbox
  79. Toyota RAV4
  80. Nokia Cell Phone
  81. Sony Ericsson Cell Phone
  1. Chinese New year Celebration
  2. Blackberry Phone
  3. Funny Joke
  4. MSN Avatars
  5. MSN Smileys
  6. MSN Display Pics
  7. MSN Display Pictures
  8. Pakistan Cricket Team
  9. Spicy Food
  10. Health Food
  11. Pakistan
  12. AOL Block Checker
  13. Urdu News
  14. Yahoo Web Messenger
  15. Download Yahoo Messenger
  16. Download Latest Messenger Version Yahoo
  17. Multi Yahoo Messenger
  18. Download Multi Yahoo Messenger
  19. Yahoo Emoticon
  20. Yahoo Hidden Emoticon
  21. Yahoo Avatars
  22. Yahoo Display Pictures
  23. Yahoo Animated Avatars
  24. Yahoo Smileys
  25. Free Cooking Recipe
  26. Hindu Festivals
  27. Sikh Festivals
  28. March Madness
  29. Tutorials
  30. Article of Mobile Phone
  31. Abrar Ul Haq
  32. Zong Sms
  33. Internet
  34. Better Homes
  35. Home
  36. Pets
  37. Forex
  38. Real Estate
  39. Science
  40. Stock Exchange
  41. WWE
  42. Information
  43. Football
  44. Flights
  45. Cricket News
  46. Latest World News
  47. Personality
  48. Emergency Phone Numbers
  49. Family Kid
  50. Online Spotlight
  51. Student Visa
  52. Download Online Game
  53. Study Abroad
  54. Immigration Law
  55. College University
  56. Web Master Tool
  57. Weather Report
  58. Funny Video Clips
  59. Funny SMS Joke
  60. Urdu SMS
  61. New Year SMS Joke
  62. Free SMS Joke
  63. AIM Block Checker
  64. City Code
  65. Find Article
  66. Dual Sim T500
  67. Asus P535
  68. Asus Cell Phone
  69. Sky Scrappers
  70. Funny Jokes
  71. History of Pakistan
  72. Government of Pakistan
  73. Lahore Resolution
  74. English Chat
  75. Online Chat Rooms
  76. Computer Wallpaper
  77. Software Downloads
  78. Samsung i710
  79. Ali Zafar
  80. Atif Aslam

More Resources...

© All Rights Reserved : Pakistan : Privacy Policy : Disclaimer : Advertise with us : Sitemaps : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5