"It is very uncertain and stressful."
Nadia Khan has stated that she will not allow her daughter Alizeh to follow in her footsteps and join the entertainment industry.
The pair appeared on Good Morning Pakistan and discussed the industry.
Admitting that she does not want Alizeh to go into showbiz, Nadia said:
“I told her to do anything except showbiz. She had a phase where she watched a lot of shows and wanted to act.
“We even got a script from Abdullah Seja for her.
“At that time, she was moving to Canada, and I wanted to stop her, so I thought a drama would help.”
Nadia then had second thoughts, citing the industry’s uncertainty.
She continued: “I don’t like showbiz for my kids. It is very uncertain and stressful.
“The age of 40s is a prime time for men, but it’s over for women then. I told her that women have to take breaks for kids, and for marriage, but showbiz doesn’t allow that.
“If you’re out of sight, then you’re out of mind and out of media.”
If it was Alizeh’s passion then Nadia might have been easier on her. But she knew that her daughter was destined for more.
Nadia Khan added: “I asked her to do a job that gives you respect, money and opportunities by the time she’s 40 and established.
“In showbiz, your career is nearly over by the time you get established.”
When asked if she agreed with her mother’s sentiments, Alizeh said she was.
Admitting she was inspired by the glamour, Alizeh said:
“I became convinced.
“I felt that if I was really passionate about acting, my mum would have known and then she would have told me to pursue it.”
Nadia Khan went on to reveal that she feels that she can see a rising passion for acting in her younger son Azaan.
Alizeh is currently studying Business Management in Canada.
Nadia began her acting career as a child artist and slowly but surely made herself a name in the world of acting.
She went on to become a morning show host and gained immense love and recognition for her hosting skills.
Nadia has starred in dramas such as Pal Do Pal, Bandhan, Aisi Hai Tanhai and Dolly Darling.
The actress is married to Faisal Mumtaz Rao, who is a retired Air Force fighter pilot.
She has three children, Alizeh, Azaan and Kiaan, who she adopted in 2020.