Talented Kannywood actress, Hafsat Idris, might be considered a newbie in the movie industry, but she is clearly not a pushover as far as acting is concerned.
Having featured in her first big budget Kannywood flick, Barauniya, in 2016, the beautiful thespian shot into superstardom and became a household name.
PREMIUM TIMES’ Lere Mohammed, caught up with Hafsat in Abuja on the set of her new movie “Gimbiya Sailuba”. She opened up on several issues including her new-found fame and love life.
PT: You have become an overnight sensation in Kannywood and the toast of many film producers. Can you let us in on the secret?
Hafsat: I am just doing what I know best, which is acting. I never acted before now but I think from my first film I got everything right and I haven’t looked back ever since. I have starred in more than 40 films since I started acting and I am currently in talks with several filmmakers.
I thank Allah for the impact I made from my first outing. I will also thank Maikwai Records who discovered me and made me who I am today.
PT: Are you happy with the current pace of your career or do you intend to quit acting soon?
Hafsat: I intend to remain an actress for as long as I can but getting married is my priority. If I get a husband now, I will get married.
PT: Do you have a fiancé?
Hafsat: Yes I have a boyfriend who is the love of my life but he is not an actor.
PT: What is your relationship with other actors especially female actresses like Rahama Sadau and Nafeesat Abdullahi?
Hafsat: Rahama, Nafeesat as you mentioned are my colleagues in the industry. Our relationship is purely professional nothing more.
PT: What role are you playing in the film “Gimbiya Sailuba”, which you are currently shooting?
Hafsat: I play a princess who has many suitors who are willing to marry me. They are all trying their best to get my hand in marriage. That is all I can tell you for now.
PT: How old are you?
Hafsat: I am 27 years old and I hail from Kano state.