Germany model and actress Leyla Dastan was swept off her feet by Pakistan on her first visit to the country. Now the actress plans on staying indefinitely.
The Was Bliebt starlet came to Pakistan three months ago to attend a fashion show. Surprisingly her experiences in Pakistan actually made her decide to just move here.
“When I first came to Pakistan 3 months ago to attend a fashion show, I was surprised to see the culture and love of the people. So I now decided that I will live in Pakistan.”
Leyla voiced concerns about how she was initially concerned about coming. Given how international media typically portrays Pakistan, she just wanted to know whether the country was safe.
“I participated in some fashion shows for quite some time. It was nice meeting the models and other co-workers involved behind the catwalk. I became obsessed with Pakistani clothes,”
Now her message for fans around the world is that Pakistan is a peaceful and beautiful country and the people here are very loving.
As a Turkish-German woman, she understands Pakistani culture based on its similarities to Turkish culture.
In love with Pakistani culture, Leyla Dastan added that although she was born in Germany, she watches Pakistani plays and films, is learning Urdu these days and loves the language. She’s fond of Urdu poets such as Mirza Ghalib and Shams Tabrizi.
Speaking about Pakistani actors she likes, Leyla listed Mahira Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Fawad Khan, and Humayun Saeed.