ART is a hobby not a career.
We know you’ve heard this one before; young Malaysians are often discouraged from pursuing a career in the creative sector. Popular reasons include financial instability, poor societal perception and lack of security.
Several creative endeavours and a full-time government job later, Zara Kahan finally arrives on Astro First with her directorial debut, Hey Orang Kita. Here, the young director recalls the very steps that led her to a career in film.
IT wasn’t too long ago that Zara Kahan was on POPTEEVEE‘s Giler Selamba Jane spreading wisdom. Utilising her eloquence to simply muse and prod at current issues, Zara was the definitive Malaysian Jane, and her season’s cumulative Youtube views back our claim.
Showcasing raw guts in the public arena came with a price, as seen through the most inane of remarks available in the comments section. For each local Zara won over with her insight, there was someone attacking her for her choice of clothes, her choice of words.