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Brightening up your weekends with her light-hearted quirky style, join Shifa every Sunday afternoon.

Weekend Vibes




Know a little more about me…

1. How did you feel when you first started broadcasting on Lyca?

I was very excited. It felt like I was on cloud nine. A dream come true.

2. Most memorable on-air moment so far?

Every moment has been memorable for me, especially when I did my first show with Lyca Radio. It’s difficult to put it into words.

3. Favourite Bollywood Singer?

For me it has to be Arijit Singh, King and Alka Yagnik.

4. Favourite Cuisine?

I love Thai, Chinese, Italian and Middle Eastern food. Hmmmm!

5. Favourite Bollywood Actor/Actress?

I’ve got a long list of favourite stars…

Kiara Advani, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Disha Patani, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan.

6. Favourite Bollywood song?

Le Aunga by Arijit Singh.

7. If you had to pick four stars to star in your movie who would it be?

Kiara Advani, Sidharth Malhotra, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively. A nice mix of Hollywood & Bollywood!

8. Favourite movie (Bollywood or Hollywood) and why?

Difficult to choose one so will narrow it down to two. I will have to say ‘Devil Wears Prada’. It shows the struggles you have to go through to make a name for yourself.

All of the Marvel movies because all of the interlinked stories within the ‘Marvel Universe’.

9. If you could interview one person who would it be (past or present person)?

Quaid-e-Azam and Princess Diana

10. What is your favourite film line?

“Baray Baray shehron mai choti choti baatein hoti rahti hai Senorita”

11. What is your definition of "Happiness”?

To follow my dreams and achieve what I want in life. Also, to see my family happy.

12. Do you have a talent that we don’t already know about?

I can paint and draw really well. Picasso level. No Joke.

13. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?


14. What is your biggest fear?

Fear of failure and not to achieve my goals.

15. What would you sing at Karaoke night?

“Disco Deewane” and “Beautiful People” by Ed Sheeran.

Quick Fire

1. 30 days without your phone or 30 days without TV? TV
2. Netflix or YouTube? YouTube
3. Facebook or Instagram? Instagram
4. iOs or Android? Android
5. Rich or Loyalty? Rich with loyalty
6. Bath or Shower? Bath
7. Boots or Flip Flops? Flip flops
8. Amusement park or Beach day? Beach day
9. Coffee or Tea? Both
10. Winter or Summer? None I prefer spring