Known for his exceptionally good looks and acting skills, Azfar Rehman is a national heartthrob. Learn more about his likes and life as he plays a game of chance with us. From celebrity crushes to his most rewarding project yet, Azfar tells us all
What do you enjoy more modelling, hosting or acting?
I love hosting! I am an opinionated person and love giving opinions on everything while talking to people. Hosting would be my first love.
What do you think looks best on you, long hair or short?
I personally think I look better in short hair and it’s easier to manage. However my director’s think I look better with longer hair. Plus I think this winter longer hair would be the new thing so I am growing my hair these days!
Which character have you enjoyed playing the most so far?
I really enjoy doing love stories, but there was this one character I played in Kidhmat Guzar on A-plus. The role was of a Seraiki servant; the character was illiterate and had quite a negative persona. It was the complete opposite of my actual personality; I had a fantastic time doing it.
How did you get into acting?
I started off with hosting and modelling and whenever I interviewed a director, they would offer me a part in their drama so I took up the opportunity and did just Kaisa Yeh Junoon opposite Ayesha Omar; there was no looking back after that.
If not an actor, what would you have rather been?
I would have been working in some advertising agency, making concepts and marketing strategies.
What has been your most rewarding project?
Nazr-e-Bad has been my most rewarding project yet. I played a practitioner of black magic. A lot of people thought I might not be able to pull it off but it turned out to be a huge hit.
How would you describe your work journey in one line?
It has been very smooth.
What is the best part of being famous?
You get so much love and that is the best part because we all crave love in one way or another.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I love watching Punjabi movies, stage plays and Punjabi music by Noor Jahan, Naseebo Lal, Azra Jahan, Saira Naseem and Shazia Mansoor. I love Lollywood Punjabi music and know many songs by heart.
What was the hardest role you’ve ever played?
The role of a Seraiki servant in Kidhmat Guzar has been the hardest role I have played so far.
What is your goal for 2019?
To be happier, that is my goal every year actually; to be content, more forgiving, and not to stress over minor issues.
If you got a call from Hollywood to recreate any of the classic superhero movies, which character would you want to portray?
A Pakistani version of Superman!
How do you unwind after work?
By spending time with my wife, going out for a drive, hanging out with my friends and eating out.
Who is your celebrity crush?
I have many; Julia Roberts, Katrina Kaif and Ashwariya Rai. In Pakistan it’s Sohai Ali Abro!
Which of your characters do you think would be the most fun to meet in real life?
I have never come across anybody as sweet as my character Sheryar in the drama Aatish. I would love to meet someone like him, he is nice, forgiving and has a very positive personality.
Who according to you is the best dressed man in the Pakistani film industry?
Without a doubt it has to be Shaan and Fawad Khan.
Are you a dog or a cat person?
I am a dog person! I love Rottweilers and Golden Retrievers.
What new projects are you working on?
Firstly, I am doing a web series with Wajahat Rauf opposite Mehwish Hayat, which is called Anaya, it will be coming out very soon. It is an exciting new project that I can’t wait for everyone to see. Secondly I am doing a serial called Kadam Kadam Ishq, in which I am playing a negative character opposite Areeba Habib. Apart from these I am also working on another serial called Taluq with Ahmed Kamran, opposite Sonia Mishel. I am also a part of a fashion campaign for Amir Adnan and Deepak & Fahad which I am really looking forward to.