MUMBAI: After settling in India post her marriage to Indian business tycoon Vivek Narain, Noor Jehan’s granddaughter, actress Sonya Jehan feels that the country is increasingly forgetting traditions in comparison to her native, Pakistan.
“I miss the simplicity of Pakistani people, their loyalty, and traditions. They are very proud of their traditions,” the actress told an Indian publication.
Sonya, who made her Bollywood debut with Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story in 2005, felt that while ‘India is progressing in many aspects, its people are leaving behind their traditions and increasingly adopting Western ways.’
“What I feel in India is that people are getting away from that (traditions). They are very westernized and I miss that part of my country here,” Sonya said. “When I go home, I see everyone wearing a shalwar-kameez and they take pride in what they wear. Here, people have forgotten that. No one is wearing traditional clothes, so that’s what I miss.”
The actress was last seen in the Mahira Khan, Adeel Hussain, and Sheheryar Munawar starrer Ho Mann Jahaan and on the work front, she is more focused on her restaurant in Karachi, Café Flo.