Sehban Azim is not just a versatile actor, but a talented poet too. The actor, who will be seen in new show Bepenah.
When asked about this talented hobbies here’s what we got to know. He says that he started writing poems nine years back.
“As a kid, I had this thought in my head that I can write poems. Firstly, because I was good at rhyming sentence and secondly, because I had so much in my head. It might sound cliché, but I actually started writing after my first major heartbreak around 9 years back.”
“I write in Hindi, English and Urdu. I’ve been asked to submit my poems at a few places but I haven’t really sent them yet.”
Sehban adds that he likes to go with the flow with he is writing.
“I don’t pick a topic as such to write or decide what I will write next. I won’t call myself a professional. For me, it’s just a thought or an idea and I pen it down.”
When asked about the elements that contribute to good writing, he says,
“A right balance of emotions and words works for me. I think all you need is a drop of emotion, garnished with a thought, that’s provocative enough to make you think at a deeper level. You also need to be a keen observer and good with vocabulary to pen it nicely.”
Talking about facing a writer’s block, Sehban says that he still have a few half-written poems and thoughts waiting to be finished.
“The poems that are special to me are the ones I’ve written for my late father. No other poetry has emotions more than them.”
It is said that poets are romantic. Ask Sehban if that is true, and he says,
“Well, they are absolutely, hopelessly romantic.”