After coming to Pakistan for a fashion show three months ago and loving the experience, German model and actress Leyla Dastan has decided to permanently move here.

As per reports, Leyla said that initially, she was unsure about coming here given how the international media portrays Pakistan. She just wanted to make sure that she would be safe here. But after spending time here, her perspective about the country changed and she came to the conclusion Pakistan is a peaceful and beautiful country and with loving people.

Leyla revealed that she is “in love with Pakistani culture”. She shared that she avidly watches Pakistani plays and films and is also learning Urdu. She reads Urdu poets such as Mirza Ghalib and Shams Tabrizi.


Talking about Pakistani actors she listed Mahira Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Fawad Khan, and Humayun Saeed as her favourites. Dastan is also a fan of Pakistani artists Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Atif Aslam. She added that Rahat’s Mohabbat Bhi Zaruri Thi is currently her favourite song.

The Turkish-German actress is also set to appear in a Pakistani movie and is having a lot of fun working with Javed Sheikh, Moammar Rana, and Shahroze Sabzwari.