You & me
Bilal Ashraf is a well-known actor and Visual Effects Director. After studying Visual Effects from the Franklin Marshall College, he started his career as a visual effects director and then pursued his career in acting after making a brief appearance in the 2014 acclaimed thriller ‘O21’. Ashraf has since starred in the commercially successful romantic comedy ‘Janaan’ (2016), the acclaimed war drama ‘Yalghaar’ (2017) and the blockbuster musical romance ‘Superstar’ (2019). According to Ashraf, no one introduced him to showbiz. “I started working behind the camera and did a few commercials, which were followed by offers to act. One thing led to another and the rest is history,” says Ashraf.
The actor and model also recently paired up with Maya Ali as the muse for HSY’s clothing campaign, HSY ‘Khayaal’. And now the good news for all his fans out there – Ashraf is ready to make his television debut with Sana Javed. Sources have also confirmed that Bilal Ashraf and Mahirah Khan are reuniting for an upcoming Digital telefilm called ‘Nigar’. The project is a biopic on Lieutenant General Nigar Johar Khan. Let’s take a look at the likes and dislikes of this very talented and good looking actor…
How many movies you have done so far?
What are your most memorable movies to-date?
‘Janaan’ and ‘Superstar’.
What are you currently working on?
Your favourite international labels:
No particular label really.
What do you usually wear in daily life?
Jeans and a T-shirt.
Favourite thing in your closet right now?
My old ripped jeans because they are super comfy.
Your most valuable possession:
A birthday card by my late sister.
Are you shopaholic?
Not at all.
What is the best purchase you have ever made?
My handy portable coffee maker.
Your favourite co-star:
What's your most annoying habit?
Can’t work or function without proper sleep.
What is your biggest and weirdest fear?
No fear as such.
What bores you the most?
A fake conversation.
You are crazy about…
What’s your favourite restaurant?
What’s your favourite breakfast food?
Your all-time favourite movie:
‘Scent of a Woman’.
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?
What are your healthy habits?
Eating baked clean food.
What is your fitness regimen?
Training 5 times a week and pushing in the extra walk here and there
Who is your celebrity crush?
Which superstar do you envy the most?
Song that always gets you on the dance floor:
Any Michael Jackson track.
What was the last thing you bought?
A portable speaker.
What books are on your bedside table?
Some meditation books.
Last film that made you cry?
You get super uncomfortable when…
Fake people try to be extra nice.
Last picture you took?
On the sets of ‘Nigar’.
First pay cheque?
My first job in Uni.
You are extremely possessive about…
My family and friends
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen recently?
I wouldn’t say interesting but extremely disappointing and disgusting – The Minar-e-Pakistan incident.
Which fictional character would be the most exciting to meet in real life?
Which was your favourite cartoon character when you were growing up?
Lion-O of Thunder Cats.
How do you like to spend your Sundays?
By playing cricket.
First thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
I like to meditate.
How do you unwind?
What is your favourite thing to do on a Saturday Night?
Chilling with friends and watch a film.
When you are not working, you are usually…
What do you think this country needs the most?
A proper political leader and proper system and education for everyone.
If you had access to a time machine which era would you revisit?
Revisit my parent’s youth.
The most important relationship lesson I have learnt so far…
No point in arguing or fighting. Such a waste of time and energy.
If you weren’t famous, what would you be up to right now?
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Believe in yourself. Never give up. Dream big because if you can hold it in your head, you can hold it in your hand.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Producing and acting internationally.