In Conversation With Azfar Rehman
Azfar Rehman is an opinionated wanderer! I am wandering here and there with my perspectives and opinions about life.
Q2. Actors need inspiration. What is yours?
My main inspiration is life itself. Whenever I am travelling I draw inspiration from diverse cultures, European countries and different people who tend to lead simple lives because they actually know the true essence of life.
Q3. When did you start acting and how many projects have you done so far?
I started in 2006 and since then I have done countless projects. My first serial came out in 2007, Kaisa Yeh Junoon that was with Ayesha Omar for ARY and ever since then I have been blessed to do numerous new things. If I had to count then, I must have done above 55 projects.
Q4. What is the best and worst piece of advice you have ever received?
The best piece of advice I have ever received was from the late Moin Akhtar. I had the privilege of interviewing him on my show and he told me that “Always treat yourself like a newcomer, no matter what you achieve so that the drive and ambition in you always stays alive”. He told me to always keep your humbleness intact no matter whatever you accomplish. This surely has been the best piece of advice I have ever received.
When you work in this industry you often tend to become friendly with certain people that you actually are not friends with. So some people in the industry told me to have a certain level of attitude to throw my weight around. I found that being the worst advice. I am actually am a very easy going and fun loving person so this piece of advice did not suit me at all.
Q5. What projects are you currently working on?
Currently I am working on a serial called Aatish for Hum Tv with Hina Altaf. Hina Altaf is playing the lead opposite me, and it’s a very intense love story, which is fully shaded. It is divided into two parts that has a lot of performance margin and is very subtle and positive. Then there is a telefilm I am doing for Eid with Sohai, which is super fun. Also there is another serial with ARY in the pipeline.
Q6. Favourite co-star male and female?
Favorite female costar: Sohai Ali Aabroo and Ayesha Omar
Favorite male costar : Adnan Siddiqi
Q7. If you were not an actor, you would be?
I would be running an advertising agency!
Q8. Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
I have never been such a planner and usually take life day by and day and have never planned it that far ahead. Let’s go with the flow and see where life takes me.