On of the greatest highlights of this year was when I was chosen as an extra for Kabir Bhatia's Frontpage, Pilot Episode. Padan muka me for being so procrastinating, now I do not have the pics as proof of these highlights.
Nevertheless, I was Doctor Shayna (although when they aired the pilot episode on NTV7 or 8TV cannot recall, my name was changed to Doctor Shahreena perhaps because I was wearing the hijab). I had a scene with Suria FM's DJ, Akhtar (she's very thin with big hair and very nice and friendly) at Klinik Kita. Akhtar's role, Rebecca I think (I even asked her are you Malay in these series, she just shrugged sheepishly yes I know the name Rebecca right) was recovering from her father's sexual abuse in her younger years, so she came to me saying that she would no longer be dependant of the anti-depression pills anymore.
It was just a short scene but I had more lines like the time I was in Sadiq & Co. so I was happy. All the crews were very nice and supportive and the cameraman said I did not give any trouble because I did not err any on my lines. Just that Kabir is such a perfectionist, he had many takes just to have different camera angles. I had a good advice when we rehearsed and he did not quite like the way I delivered my lines, he said "People don't talk that way in everyday conversations." Yikes! So alhamdulillah I managed to be more natural.
Best part of all, when I left and gave my business cards to them, Kabir even stopped me in my tracks just to say:
"Suraya, you are such a beautiful girl."
It's from Kabir Bhatia you all, enough said. :p