&TVâ€™s social drama Waaris traces the journey of a girl whose identity is hidden by her own mother and has been raised as a boy under adverse circumstances. Essaying this character is none other than Saniya Tauqueer a real life girl who has undergone a makeover and willingly had her long lustrous tresses chopped to a pixie cut.
The livewire that she is, Saniya is quite mature for her age and is consciously making efforts to do justice to the role of playing Ambaâ€™s son Manpreet.
Says Saniya â€œThe role demanded that I cut my hair so I did it. It will grow back.â€
Furthermore, she is aware of the fact that boys act in a certain manner and hence she gets her training from the male co-stars on the set who lovingly call her â€œbroâ€ because she is no less than a boy for them. Be it cricket matches or splits or cartwheels, Saniya aces it all proving the point that in no way are girls different from boysâ€¦ its just a reflection of the society.
Adds Saniya, â€œWhen I first went to school with the short haircut, my friends thought I am a new boy in their class. Once they started talking to me they realized their mistake. But they were all surprisedâ€¦ my teachers appreciated the efforts I took for the role and have wished me good luck.â€
Will Manpreetâ€™s innocence prove to be fatal for Amba?