What Reham Khan Answer on Imran Khan Question
Everyone’s interested in Reham Khan’s business, which might be why the former TV host has tread carefully these past few months. The result? Reham’s regular presence on billboards promoting her talk show Tabdeeli has been quietly replaced by her perennially active Twitter feed and stories about her personal life that graced tabloids in Britain have tapered off.
But this month Reham will find herself in the spotlight again, and for very different reasons. She’s one of the producers behind upcoming film Janaan, starring Armeena Rana Khan, Bilal Ashraf and Ali Rehman Khan, and is reinventing herself as a devoted patron of the arts.
“In the Pakistani entertainment industry it’s very, very difficult to get your foot in the door if you don’t have a network in Karachi or Lahore or in the film circle,” says Reham during our chat. “So I try to facilitate anyone under 30 if they want to improve their skills. I tend to mentor young people in the creative arts anyway, because I did that for the BBC for five years.”
In a sense, Reham’s sympathy for young talent others might deem the underdog is congruent with her recent brush with fame and the media. Both during and after her brief 2015 marriage to PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Reham was dismissed as, at best, “a weather girl,” and at worst, a threat to her spouse’s political future.