Usually mesmerizing audiences with her strong supporting roles, Juvaria Abbasi shared about how her experience has been as a single mother working Pakistan’s entertainment industry.
During an interview with Fuschia Magazine, the ‘Tanna Baana’ actor spoke about the liberating experience of raising her daughter single-handedly while shattering the stereotype of single mothers always going through challenging situations and are expected to need a hand instead of raising the child alone.
“Just because we live in a society that believes you need a husband and that a man will raise a child, we think like this. Otherwise, what’s the need? I’m an actress, I earn well, I live in a good place, my lifestyle is decent, and I have a child. Whatever I earn, I can Alhamdulillah give my child a great life. I don’t need a man.”She said.
She further reaffirmed her stance while talking about her daughter. “And I did raise her well. I have an amazing daughter Ma Sha Allah, she’s beautiful, she’s working, I’m so happy that she’s a well-educated girl. What else do you want in life?”
Abbasi asked, saying that she knows how she raised her child, how she has turned out, and thinks she’s perfectly fine. “I couldn’t have done better than this. This was my best.”
Moreover, her interview was all about encouraging women around her to focus on positive aspects of leaving an ugly relationship.
“Stop crying about being single. God forbid I’m not saying that you shouldn’t get married, or you should get separated from your spouse. But if such an unfortunate event has happened and just in case you’re there, live your life. Allah has given you a chance to leave a toxic relationship and build one with yourself.”she said.
“We build a relationship with our parents, siblings, spouses, children but never with ourselves. When a person finds their true self, understands themselves, life becomes much easier,” Abbasi said.
The versatile actor was married to actor and director Shamoon Abbasi, who later married and divorced Humaima Malik. The pair separated in 2007 and have a daughter Anzela Abbasi, who has been following in her parent’s footsteps and has done several showbiz projects.