Made a lot of money in showbiz but lost myself: Shaista Lodhi

Shaista Lodhi speaks to Samina Peerzada about morning shows and her marriage

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Pakistani model and former morning show host, Shaista Lodhi, said a few days ago that she made a lot of money in showbiz but lost herself.

The former morning show host appeared on ‘Rewind with Samina Peerzada’ and for the first time, talked about the reason she left the world of showbiz.

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“I feel that I got lost somewhere in the world of showbiz,” she said. “It was due to a certain lifestyle that I was doing it. Wanted to send my kids to good schools and maintain a lifestyle,” she added.

However, Shaista said that she missed a lot of things that happened with her family back then.

“My kids going to school and a lot of time with my family. I missed all of that,” she said. “Now that I think about it, I should have been there.”

In response to a question, Shaista said that she did not feel good about her job at one point in time.
“My job satisfaction was 20 or 30 percent at one point in time. This was because we were not doing what we could have done. It was such a powerful medium,” she said.

Shaista said that she wanted to do more and her team wanted to as well. However, the former morning show host said that the quest for ratings hindered her desire to do so.

“We also did a few positive things,” she said. “Where I was holding weddings on my shows, I also used to tell people not to spend such a huge amount on weddings and do it simply.”