In a recent interview, veteran actor Bushra Ansari spread many beans of her life, except that she made sure they were cooked well.
Ansari talked about her divorce for the first time during a recent conversation with Ahsan Khan on a local TV channel. Five years ago, the actor got divorced and never told her fans about the issue and she never shared any of her efforts.
She told her that her personal life could disturb fans who think of a healthy, positive family and happy marriage.
When asked why she never spoke publicly about her divorce or whether she even told anyone why she was, Ansari answered with the context of her time.
Ansari likened her hesitation to the fact that many people look up to her, just like senior actors of her time were an inspiration to her, namely, the lives of Rubina Ashraf, Samina Ahmad, Saba Hameed, Badu (Badar Khalil) and Uzma Gillani.
“Their lifestyle was the kind we idealised for our families. Likewise, our family lives have always been projected similarly and been made an ideal of so whenever there is a disturbance in that construct, people become disturbed.”
“I don’t blame them, I don’t get angry either, I know that happens. For example, although I don’t quote anybody’s personal examples, at one point in time Jamal Shah and Faryal Gohar were a very admired couple. Similarly, Tahira Syed and Naeem Bukhari were a very handsome couple so when these couples separated, people became heartbroken.”
She tried to reiterate how the audience’s active involvement in the personal lives of celebrities often led to their loss of faith in love.
“The problem with being a celebrity is that like all our success, our problems become larger than life as well. So much that they become the success or failures of those who idealise us.”
Ansari added that there were problems in the lives of bankers and doctors as well, however, she did not want to reveal her problems because her fans might be disheartened.