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Zaina with her bubbly style, brings her unique touch to add life to weekend afternoons for the North West of England!

Weekend Takeover




Know a little more about me…

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

A sigh of relief…dil dance maare. I couldn’t stop talking, now that is my weakness on a mic

2. Most memorable on-air moment so far?

When I got the chance to interview Bally Sagoo & Sardara Gill together.A 15 mins interview turned out to be an hour long.We had some giggles & chuckles.I think it was a Midlands connection.I love my Brummies & Bhangra

3. Favourite Bollywood Singer?

Let’s change that to singers as I have many…

To name a few: Lata Mangeshkar,Kishore Kumar,Mo Rafi,Anuradha Paudwal,RFAK,Atif Aslam,Arjit Singh,Shreya,Jubin & the list goes on forever….

4. Favourite Cuisine?

That’s a trick question, I am such a foodie & love to cook.Anything that tastes good & gets me craving more,more,more..

Mainly:Indian,Italian,Chinese,Thai…bring on the food fiesto & I am there

5. Favourite Bollywood Actor/Actress?

I love all the Khans SRK,Sallu,Saif,Amir…oh I am drooling right now.

Actresses:Katrina,Madhuri,Kajol,Juhi & Sri Devi. A few people told me,I use to resemble well like her back in the days,until I started to age gracefully. We should always appreciate the honest feedback & no room for any critics :-)

6. Favourite Bollywood song?

Too many to list as its far far too long but I can listen to Guli Mata by Shreya & Saad on repeat.What a great collab,I get the goosebumps everytime I listen to it- just like aiyee..aiyee..aiyee.It gives me the Aladdin vibes, on his magic carpet.Love the Middle East & Fairytales me!

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

Why would you do that to me,limit me only to 4??

Well…I am a giggly girl,so it will have to be a comedy.It would be a challenge but I reckon with my smile,I can get both the Khans SRK & Sallu to act together.Also Paresh Rawal & Johnny Lever….now that would be hillarious!

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

Uff…another trick question, as my list is long.But let me break it down:

Bolly has to be DDLJ- the songs are amazing & I know all the scenes by heart, so romantic!

Holly has to be Big Mommas House totally hillarious & The Wedding Planner-as JLO is such a beaut, she is my idol!

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

Ok we won’t wake up the dead,as the past is the past…

Present-Salman Khan “Sallu jee aap ne shaadi kyu nahi ki….main hoo naa!

10. What is your favourite film line?

If Amrish Puri can just say to me “Jaa Zaina jaa…jaa jee le apne zindagi” with SRK saying to me “Kuch kuch hota hai Zaina,tum nahi samjho gi”

Omg…haye haye main marr jaava gorr ka ke!

11. What is your definition of "Happiness”?

Hmmm…Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, Kyuke har Ghum ke baad Khushi aati hai if you know what I mean

I am all about spreading my bubbly smiles for the happiness! 😉

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

Hmmm…that would be telling, so let me just surprise you.I can be as mysterious as you get!

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

I am a bit of a naturist,love the greenary & scenic views.But if I had the choice,anywhere where there is plenty of blue sea,mocktails & white sand.So that I can sip on my favourite drinks,top up on all the sun tan & vitamin sea.It’s good for my health you know….so when are we jetting off!

14. What is your biggest fear?

Heights, creepy crawlies,loosing my phone as it’s one of my life lines & being stook in a lift with Boris Johnson….now that would be terrible!

15. What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Well first of all,you would have to have me on alot of fizz & chocolate to Karoke…

But I would sing “Jhoome jo Pataan” & Aap jaisa koi meri zindagi main aye toh baat ban jaye” Now that would be a good remix!

Quick Fire

1. 30 days without your phone or 30 days without TV? TV
2. Netflix or YouTube? Netflix
3. Facebook or Instagram? Facebook
4. iOs or Android? Android
5. Rich or Loyalty? Loyalty
6. Bath or Shower? Bath
7. Boots or Flip Flops? Boots
8. Amusement park or Beach day? Beach Day
9. Coffee or Tea? Tea
10. Winter or Summer? Summer