Faris Khalid is not a new name in the showbiz industry. He started out as a comedian, did some TV gigs and then made the brave choice of playing a transvestite in the film Rahm.Â So it comes as a surprise when you realise that the recently released Chalay Thay Saath is only his second movie. Though it failed to impress at the box office perhaps due to its lack of song and dance routines, Farisâ€™ performance was appreciated by critics as one film reporter wrote, â€œFaris Khalid is hilarious and definitely one to watch.â€ Sana Zehra sits down with the actor for a quick, fun chat
What sports do you fancy?
When driving what are you mostly listening to?
What do you think people made of Chalay Thay Saath?
Whoâ€™s the funniest person from the cast of CTS?
Zhalay for sure!
What would draw you to someone new?
Someone has to be very curious and must have good observational skills
Have you ever cheated on a school exam?
Iphone or Android?
Iphone because Iâ€™m an Iphone user
Stay in touch or out of sight out of mind?
Out of sight, out of mind (laughs)
What is more logical to follow? Heart or head?
Head but then againâ€¦.
Are you in love?
Define success in less than five wordsâ€¦
Doing something new always
What is your fighting style?
Iâ€™m an angry monkey for sure
What are the colours in the rainbow?
One talent you wish you were born with?
Ability to sing
Worst thing that happened to you while shooting?
I tried fasting and man that did not go well
If you had to choose three wishes what would you choose?
For another question for sure (laughs)
Name two things you consider yourself to be really good at?
Iâ€™m a good observer! I observe and I listen
What animal best represents you?
If there was ever a cross between a cat and a dog, then that would be me
Who do you look up to as an actor?
Sir Daniel Day Lewis
Who do you look up to as a director?
I really donâ€™t look up to a director per sayâ€¦.
Who do you look up to as an actress?
Favourite Bollywood actress?
None because I donâ€™t watch Bollywood movies
Favourite Lollywood actress?
Saba Qamar has caught my attention lately
Faris you played a transvestite in Rahm how did that change you?
It didnâ€™t change meâ€¦
How has your life been in the last 48 hours?
A complete misery
Strangest thing youâ€™ve done to prep for any role?
Fortunately, I never had to do that but for certain parts I listen to a lot of music and I go deathly silent, I donâ€™t speak to anyone, I donâ€™t make eye contact with anyone, I just go into my own zone. For some people as you can imagine it gets very uncomfortable.
Which song instantly puts you in a good mood?
You get what you give by New Radicals
Career accomplishments you are most proud of?
Iâ€™m teaching and Iâ€™m really proud of it
Beyonce or Rihanna?
Mathira or Nargis?
What is best done slowly?
What does GT mean to you?