Mahnoor Baloch is a well-known Pakistani television and film actress in the media industry for many years. She has delivered remarkable performances in hit serials like Marvi, Yeh Zindagi Hai, Chandni Raatain, and Kabhi Kabhi Pyaar Main. However, in recent times, Starlet has taken a break from the industry, which has led many of her fans to wonder about the reasons behind her decision.
Reasons Behind Mahnoor Baloch’s Break from the Industry
In a recent interview, Mahnoor Baloch revealed the reason behind her hiatus from the industry. She stated that the Pakistani media industry is still evolving, and unfortunately, a specific type of role has been designed and fixed for women. She further added that there is an age limitation for these roles as well, which restricts the growth of female actors in the industry.
Mahnoor Baloch highlighted that international media industries offer different genres and tell stories about other age groups. They show different phases of life and portray characters according to their age group. In contrast, the Pakistani media industry primarily focuses on love stories, and the hero is not shown aging, even at 55. According to Mahnoor, this approach no longer works as people are evolving, and they cannot accept such things anymore.
Challenges Faced by Women in the Pakistani Media Industry
Mahnoor Baloch’s comments highlight the challenges faced by women in the Pakistani media industry. The industry’s patriarchal mindset has limited women’s roles, and age discrimination further restricts their growth. Moreover, female actors are often paid less than their male counterparts, despite delivering exceptional performances.
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Mahnoor Baloch’s decision to take a break from the Pakistani media industry sheds light on the challenges faced by women in the industry. The industry needs to evolve and offer diverse roles to female actors to showcase their talent fully. It’s high time that the sector addresses the issue of age discrimination and provides equal opportunities to all its actors, regardless of gender.
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