How does it feel seeing yourself on the cover?
Amazing like always, just like being the face of a brand, face of a drama or tvc project, it’s special.
How did you decide to pursue acting as a career? Did you always want to become an actor?
Wasn’t an overnight decision, kept asking myself what I wanted to do in life, acting was the answer. Not since the start, but this bug came in me in my later teens.
Has your perception of the entertainment industry in Pakistan changed over time?
Whenever it’s about to change, something or the other, brings it back to square one, so no it has stayed the same.
What are your hobbies outside of acting?
Outside my work, I am just a very lazy person so don’t do much other than Netflix and chill. But lately I am up for any new experience.
Do you work out?
Not like I used to. I am now just trying to stay in shape. The beach body thing isn’t for our screens so have let that go.
People in Pakistan don’t consider singing or acting a ‘proper’ profession. What do you have to say about that?
True and that’s because it’s not a very out in the open kind of profession, people who aren’t a part of it, don’t have the wildest clue of how things are done and what’s the whole scenario like. So it’s okay on their part to feel like this.
How do you handle the fame that comes with being an actor? Does the hate or the pressure ever get to you?
I take it in a very humble way and by being immensely thankful, because it’s not something on demand, if it happens you are lucky and because people have accepted you. Pressure sometimes yes, hate haven’t gotten any, love from all over, always.
What’s your favourite part about your work?
The creation, the unknown parts of you, which you get to discover in the process and also how you think you did something bad and when it comes out people love that too, that’s amazing.
Tell us about your upcoming projects.
Three new to air sometime soon and two I am about to start shooting.
Name three things on your bucket list.
Don’t want to jinx them 🙂
Tell us about your first tv shoot. What was it like?
I had no clue on how it’s done, as I am not a trained actor, I just ended up in the middle of a shoot and was spellbound. Was very nervous initially but soon got the hang of it.
Who is your inspiration?
It’s no one in particular. The inspiration is the fight to achieve in life and not end up being a failure.
Describe your perfect day off when you’re not working.
Hahaha it’s me and my eternal love for my huge bed.
What advice do you have for aspiring actors?
Know the path, understand the industry, learn the process and choose and act wisely. Don’t just jump in to get thrown out, instead feel the waters and then keep slipping slowly to stay afloat.
Muse: Danial Afzal Khan
Photographer: Adeel Khan
On Set Co-ordination: Faizan Awan X Alchemists
PR: Samra Muslim X Alchemists