"If you really want it at least once give it a shot" - Sapna Malik

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1. Tell us about your background and journey.

So am from a very normal family with very average wishes and aspirations, I am currently pursuing bachelors in dental sciences. I always wanted to do something which reflects more of who I really am. And I thought Roadies can be my stepping stone so I went and gave my auditions and after qualifying all the rounds I finally made it to the journey! It was not less than a dream. And now am hopefully going to change my dental career to something which I always wanted to do, an influencer. 

2. How did your family supported you in your journey?

Ofcourse like any other middle class family they were not so supportive about my decision, as they did not know anything about an influencer, but eventually when they saw the response that how am able to connect so many people with me, they started liking it.

3. Who is your role model and why do idolize him/her? 

Dolly Singh, she is an influencer. She belongs from a very normal family and what she made out of her life really inspired me . She followed what she wanted to do and she is influencing more than 700k people right now and the command she has, her aura and her confidence, I absolutely love her.

4. What is the biggest hurdle you have faced in your life and how you overcame it?

The biggest hurdle was goin to roadies only as it was a major decision. I had my final exams going on and the question was whether I was willing to pass my exams over my dream & and my parents were not approving my decision. It was hard but now it seems like I did the right thing.

5. What do you like doing in your spare time?

I am a keen reader. I like to dance. But most of it all i like to talk to other people, you learn so many new things. Since am an extrovert this is the thing am best at! 

6. What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this in recent times?

Since there’s been lockdown in our country and everyone is going through a tough time being quarantined, I’ve had so much of time that i have gone through pretty much everything. Starting with obvious movies and web series than to making Dalgona Coffee. 

I read and learnt one thing being quarantined is to write. Now I have started writing my thoughts. And this is what I would like to suggest others as well because we don’t know for long we all are going to be in this so writing takes out a lot of stress and kind of relieves from the crazy thoughts one can have.

7. How would you motivate those youngster who want to follow your footsteps?

One thing I’ve learnt is to not to give up on your dreams and I totally get it that its just something easy to say as there are so many hurdles our way and more than that self doubts whether we will be able to achieve the goal or not, but if you really want it at least once give it a shot. One shot is must otherwise you will never know if it was meant for you or not.

- Sapna Malik (IG: sapna_malik)

Interview by - Haseeb Haroon