Mikaal Zulfiqar is not a new name in showbiz. With impressive projects under his belt including our favourite Diyar-e-Dil, Mein Sitara, Sang-e-Mar Mar, Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan, Mirat ul Uroos, etc. has left the audience wanting to see more of this sensitive actor who exudes general likeability. He recently went through a very open split with his wife of six years—Sara, yet the vibe he gives off is one of serenity, balance and calmness. Mikaal indulges Sana Zehra with a rapid fire round

Acting or Modeling?

Acting

What’s your favourite place in Lahore?

My friend Omer’s

What’s the strangest thing you’ve done to prepare for a role?

I’ve done some pretty strange things.

Can you describe the situation where you felt the most nervous?

Just before hosting an award show, those few seconds before you step out.

If you’ve to be the best in the world at any sport what would it be?

Golf

If you get a chance to star in any movie of your choice what would it be?

James Bond

What’s the last song you listened to?

Something Just Like This by Chainsmokers & Coldplay.

“(I want to be) James Bond”
—Mikaal Zulfiqar

What’s your favourite band of all times?

Dave Mathews Band

How often do you wear a suit?

Quite often considering the job I do

Favourite city to visit?

London

What would you bring to a one-day trip to Mars?

Sarish Khan

If you had a chance to play any superhero who would it be?

Super man

If you get a chance to take acting classes with anyone who would it be?

Al Pacino

Biggest fear in life?

Underachieving

Favourite fashion trend of all times?

Glasses

Advice to inspiring actors?

Work hard, work on yourself and rehearse.

Who would you trade your life for one day?

Dan Bilzerian (American professional poker player)

What movie made you want to be an actor?

Wanted to be a singer, became an actor by default. It was actually Ricky Martin who inspired me to be a singer.

Your dream role?

James Bond

What makes you really upset?

Fake people

Of all the hobbies in the world what is one hobby you will never give up?

Instagram

Describe yourself in three words?

Simple

Loving

Hardworking

Fictional character you want to spend a day with?

Can’t think of one.

Silliest nickname ever given to you?

Mickey Mouse

Favourite song to play in the car?

Passionfruit by Drake

If you had to choose another career what would it be?

Forex trader

Last movie that made you cry?

Every movie makes my cry.

Any hidden talents?

I can sing.

Who do you cherish the most in the world?

My kids!

Sarish Khan: A lawyer, a crown holder and an advocate for gender equality, this beauty with brains who has rightfully been called badami by many is a law graduate from George Mason University School of Law focussing on International Human Rights. In the past, she has worked in Karachi with USAID on securing education for young children in Pakistan, she is currently the U.S. Women’s Empowerment Ambassador for Comprehensive Disaster Response Services and an Education Mentor for the global organization Pakathon that develops programs for improving the economic and financial well being of Pakistan. Her recent movie Chalay Thay Saath received mixed reviews by the press but her performance impressed the audience. The actress/humanitarian sits down with Sana Zehra for a candid rapid fire session

What do you find yourself doing a lot these days?

Photo shoots

What’s your current obsession?

OMG food!

What’s your favourite place to visit in the world?

Home

What’s something you own that you truly cherish?

My life

What’s one sports or activity you don’t ever want to give up?

Dancing for sure

What makes you angry?

Gossip

“My naani Sabiha Khanum is always on point!”
—Sarish Khan

How would you describe yourself in three words…?

Impulsive, intelligent and irreplaceable

If you had a chance to play any Disney princess who would that be and why?

Pocahontas because she saves the guy

Who’s the most fashionable woman you know?

I think my naani Sabiha Khanum as she’s always on point.

One thing you can never live without?

My mom

Fashion trend that can never let you down?

Red lips

Favourite thing to eat?

Haleem

Who do you look up to most in life?

My mom

Best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?

It was from my mom—No matter what you choose to do in life just remember even when you think no one’s watching just remember God is watching.

What TV show have you been watching these days?

Rerun of Game of Thrones

Fictional character you’d want to spend the day with?

OMG! Khaleesi from Game of Thrones

Last movie that made you cry?

I don’t really cry in movies.

Any hidden talents?

Can’t tell you!

Best gift you’ve ever received?

Someone once wrote me a handwritten love letter that was pretty cute.

One thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I don’t know; I don’t have any surprises.

Silliest nickname you’ve ever been given?

OMG!!! Badami!

When do you feel most creative?

When I’m sleeping as that’s when I dream.

Favourite song to play in the car?

Wicked Games

What movie made you want to be an actress?

All of my naana naani movies.

Leather or embellished?

Leather

Cash or card?

Card

Always early or running late?

Neither, I am always on time.

Heels or flats?

Heels

Lips or eyes?

Lips

Sweet or savoury?

Sweet

Style or function?

Style

Long hair or short?

Long

Favourite piece in your wardrobe?

Black jumpsuit

Early mornings or late night?

Late night

Karachi or Lahore?

Lahore

Backpack or handbag?

Handbag

Cats or dogs?

Dogs

No food or no TV? 

No TV

Snap chat or Insta story?

Snapchat

What’s your favourite word you use all the time?

Epic

Good Times

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