You could call Faysal Quraishi the best television actor of his generation – or possibly any – and it’d be tough to disagree. But he’s also proven himself on the big screen with movies like Manto, Laloolal.com and Aina. Quraishi has been showing his brilliance as an actor ever since he made his debut in the acting industry. In a career that spanned over 35 years, Quraishi singled himself out as one of the great leading men of all time, whether it was serious dramatic material, a brilliant comedic role or a hulking action sequence, he has done it all. The talented superstar joins MAG for a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from his life. Excerpts:

How do you define Faysal Quraishi?

It’s been like ages and I am searching myself, as to who I really am. You can say that I am an explorer who has been on a hunt to search for better things in life.

What is the key to success?

Whatever you do, do it with your heart and put your soul in it.

Your favourite writer?

My favourite writers are those whose dialogues are easy to memorise and such writers are very few.

How do you deal with criticism?

I never pay heed to criticism until and unless it’s the positive one and is done for the sake of betterment.

Which actors inspire you?

There are so many actors like Talat Hussain, Qavi uncle, Firdous Jamal, Nadeem Baig, Noman Ejaz. Then there is a Hollywood actor, Robert De Niro.

A quality that has helped you achieve heights in your profession?

I think that I am very humble as a person and that is what people also say about me. Also, I work very hard.

One thing that makes a serial or a character memorable?

It is very important for an actor to live the character and live in the story to make it big on screen. It is also very important that actors, director and writer are on the same page.

What aspect of social media you do not like?

On social media, nobody is talking about Pakistan or the positive things about our country, the high achievers of our society. Everybody is interested in spreading negative stuff.