you & me
Farhan Ahmed Malhi’s talent couldn’t be ignored when he dabbled into showbiz in the year 2014 initially as a VJ and model. After a year, he spread his wings with a smooth transition into acting. His implausible passion for the craft brought him a picture-perfect debut with serial Kaise Tum Se Kanhon. After the acting bug bit, he evolved into one of the most desirable young actors who accepted diverse roles and exigent characters to prove his versatility. This valor brought him sundry string of alluring projects like Tumhari Natasha, Kathputli, Shahrnaz, Hiddat, Shiza, Kaisa hai Naseeban, Piya Naam Ka Diya among others. Unlike other actors of his league, Farhan is blessed with an astute understanding as how to reinvent himself through varied characters and that is clearly evident in his sterling performance as Akeel in Geo's serial Udaan. In the play, he aced several layers of his character; from shrewdness of a playboy to helplessness of a widow’s son, from portraying the sorrow and the dejection of a brother to the ultimate exhilaration of a true lover, he made the serial a must watch. Being a hardcore fitness freak, he observes a rigorous fitness regimen as he believes in ‘strength within, pride throughout’. An MBA from National College of Business Administration & Economics, Lahore, Farhan with a number of mighty projects under his belt, is steering his career towards the expressway and going strength to strength with his path breaking performances. Let’s now go through his life book and probe the list of his likes and dislikes...
What do you count as your most valuable possession?
Family, my self-confidence and optimism throughout.
Your favourite international labels;
Zara, Tom Ford, Boss, Dior, Under Armour.
Your favourite co-stars;
Ayeza Khan and Imran Ashraf.
Who is your celebrity crush and the person you would like to dine out with?
Ursula Corbero but given there is an opportunity, it would be the American singer Halsey I would like to dine out with!
You get super uncomfortable when…
When somebody tries to poke their nose into my affairs.
What bores you the most?
People who are mechanical.
You get turned on by…
Song that always gets you on the dance floor:
Summer by Calvin Haris.
Which fictional character would be the most exciting to meet in real life?
What things would you like to remember and what do you want to erase from your memory?
People who helped me through thick and thin have made the best memories that I cherish; and the friends who betrayed, I would like to just forget them.
Fame, money or passion, what attracts you the most?
To be very honest, in the beginning it’s the fame and money that gives a newbie the real high; but to attain all that, passion is the real fuel.
What do you like the most about yourself?
The good heart that I am blessed with.
Your definition of love is…
The most important relationship lesson that you have learnt?
The only relation, that really works every time is the one you share with your own self, so it’s really important to keep working on that.
What do you think this country needs the most?
Sense of fearlessness should prevail and above all, a super trained law enforcement mechanism should be there for citizens and their indispensable safety.
How do you manage anger to stay calm?
The very simple mantra of mine is to ‘let go’, and it has always been very liberating and empowering.
If you could be another person who would you like to be?
I would be myself again.
How do you deal with zombie days of depression and come out of the low phase?
By working out, I let my mind to wander a while. Exercise gets me in the groove and takes me to a mental vacation and helps me move on and shed negative energy. It’s especially therapeutic if one observes his fitness regimen without fail.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Will be heading towards an entrepreneurial journey of direction and production.