Syed Jibran Ahmed started his acting and modeling career with PTV back in 2001. His stellar performances landed him solid roles one after another in promising projects, like Chand pe Dastak, Qaide Tanhai, Shuk and many more. his current hit series Ghairat is making waves and people are talking about the angry young brother character he portrays in it. Sana Zehra sits down with Jibran for a chat
What is your favourite place on earth?
What is your favourite food?
When I’m hungry, the exact moment when I see my plate, I start to enjoy my food, be it anything! Whatever is on my plate in front of me is my favourite food at that time.
How do you travel?
Fast and high
Stonewash or tie dye?
Plain or pattern?
Cats or dogs?
One thing you can’t live without?
If you ever got a chance to get matching tattoos with your wife what would it be?
I probably would get something with our initials. Our tattoos won’t be matching but complementary.
What do you dream about?
A lot of things
What’s the best thing about being an actor?
The appreciation and love I get.
And what is the worst thing about being an actor?
Lack of privacy for sure
What does love sound like for you?
My wife calling me (Laughs)
Who runs the world?
What’s on your iPod right now?
I don’t have an iPod. I like to listen to my wife. (Laughs)
What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever done to prepare for a role?
I’m quite an orthodox actor, so I prepare the old-fashioned way.
What keeps you awake at night?
A million minor things, like I think about how I’m going to wake up my son and send him off to school.
If you were to play drums what would be the song you’d play?
Yesterday by Guns n Roses
Best song to sing while getting ready for a night out?
I gotta feeling
That tonights gonna be a good night
If you could go back in time who would you be and who will you hang out with?
To my childhood for sure…I’d totally hang out with my friends at that time.
Most precious thing in your wardrobe?
If Angelina Jolie came up to you what would you say to her?
I’d be speechless, followed by: Are you for real?
Most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done in your life?
Lied to my friends over a girl and gotten caught!
How long does it take you to decide what to wear?
Usually not that long
What’s the closest you’ve come to death?
This one time I was supposed to be hanged in a scene. It just so happened that the knot was way too tight and I actually almost got hanged. Luckily everyone was there and I narrowly escaped death!
My father is living a very content life as a doctor by profession and that peace that I see on his face that is my inspiration, that’s how I’d like to be when I get old.
What does GT mean to you?