Interview By Hina Awan
FabAsia has always been highlighting people that are talented and really need to be interviewed so that the world gets to know about them in a more fine way.
This week’s celebrity guests list for fabAsia has a person who is multitalented and has left his mark in many fields if we talk about the fashion industry as a model, as an actor in a movie and several videos.
We welcome Akber Rashid on fabAsia’s slot.
- How are you doing?
Hi, I’m doing fine thanks hope you guys are good too.
Your fans & followers must be really happy and keen because they are going to know more about you today
I’m really excited to let my fan/followers into my life.
- Akber being involved in so many professions, makes it difficult to focus on a particular task how do you manage b/w modeling, hosting and acting?
Yeah at times it could be really difficult to focus on a particular task or a project especially if it clashes all at once I organize myself and balance my life so I can fulfill all my tasks successfully by putting my 100% commitment and handwork into each work I do.
- the journey until now that made you reach this place today might have been difficult and tough, can you sum up how did you step into modeling?
Any profession you get into can be tough to break into but it’s all about how determined you are to achieve that dream or goal, for me modeling happened by luck or shall I say I owe it to my sister and father as I had a few portfolio pictures taken before and there was this modeling agency opened near to where I live they were casting for a commercial and needed a fresh face model for that mortgage advert , my father and sister insisted I take my portfolio to the director , so I took it to him the next day and that’s when I was selected for the main lead for that advert which became so successful and I started getting contracts for other projects.
- Modeling is quite different from hosting switching yourself sometimes as a model than as a host, don’t you find it challenging?
Yeah to be honest modeling and hosting is very different and hosting does require talking confidently and listening skills which I pose of so I found it exciting more than challenging and It was something I always wanted to do as I’m a very social able and talkative person which came into use and opened many other doors for me .
- What was that particular inspiration that led you to become a model and an actor?
My parents who always believed in me and always stood by my side to give me moral support whenever I needed it the most hats off to them.
6 you have won many awards including Bafta awards, being the finalist in Asian beauty pageant UK and being nominated for best male model in International Achievers Awards, how do you feel being here at this absolutely well-deserved position?
I feel honored and over whelmed and really excited to write about myself and reach out to all my fans/followers or people who see me as a role model, guys I do want to add believe in yourself and your dream then you’re half way there I did it so can you?
- You have interviewed many celebrities, if you have to choose b/w modeling, hosting and acting which field for you is more comfortable among these three?
I wouldn’t really be able to choose as I have passion for all of the three and I’m comfortable in any project may it be modeling acting or hosting, as a model you have to be versatile and would get jobs that require acting skills, hosting etc or modeling shoots as professional you need to be an all rounder and deliver for each campaign with full commitment and hard work.
- obviously its not possible to reach such a successful position without the support of family & friends, how was the role of your family or who was your ultimate support system?
I love this question because my family have been very supportive my father even comes to my shoots or any projects I have it makes me feel so happy and confident when I see him backstage or sitting in the audience I must say he has been my backbone and strength I am what I am today due to my family they have been amazing and the strongest support system.
- you have been working in UK for many years , if you are offered any serial or movie in Pakistan would you like to work here?
I once was offered a movie in Lollywood but because of work commitments I had in the UK I could not do that movie, but I have done work in Pakistan with many big campaigns and I would defiantly consider working in Pakistan, after all, that’s where my roots are from and I love visiting Pakistan it’s an amazing country and has established itself within a short period of time.
- Akber where do you see yourself in future?
Hmm I’m thinking now, I haven’t really thought about the future because I never like to plan my life in advance I’m a guy who likes to go with the flow and I’m just enjoying every moment of working as professional model/actor/host at the moment .
- What do you think is lacking in Pakistan fashion industry or what do you think is overrated here?
Well one thing I think is lacking in Pakistan fashion industry is not giving any new comers or fresh faces a chance to make it big I get a lot of messages from my fans in Pakistan who have the talent to be a model by don’t get a chance as they are not financially stable and do not know where to start off from this makes me upset because all this talent is being wasted I do try my best to give them tips and advice and overrated would be versatility when it comes to models I think they should consider using versatile models from diversity .
- how was the experience working with some very popular brands including Stone Age, Gucci etc.
The experience was fantastic its every model dream to work for big brands and I felt like my dream came true when I got a chance to be the face of these famous brands the entire team was so welcoming and friendly they made me feel so comfortable and it made the overall experience better the outcome was amazing to it gave me a lot of recognition once it was published .
- any message for your fans?
Guys I love you all, you have given me so much love and respect that I’m over whelmed please use me as an example for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions remember it takes hard work and determination if I can do it so can you all.
13 few lines for FabAsia?
Thank you FabAsia it has been my pleasure to be interviewed by your team and you guys are doing a wonderful job keep it up. Love you all xx
Thank you for joining us Akber.