Women, young and old, are busy crushing over him ever since he dazed everyone with his looks and acting skills in serials such as O Rangreza, Balaa, Cheekh and many more. A young performer in his mid 20’s, Bilal Abbas Khan has managed to make a space for himself in a field that is women-dominated. With a film, some hit dramas and different accolades already in his kitty, the talented, handsome star is on the path to stardom. The heartthrob talks to MAG in a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from his life. Excerpts:

Which has been your most challenging role so far?

All the characters I played have been really interesting, but Qasim from O Rangreza has been very special. The most challenging one is yet to come, though.

What qualities do you think make you different as an actor?

I’m no different than any other actor. I like to think that I literally lose myself when I’m in a scene; I become the character I’m playing.

If you weren't an actor, you'd be?

If I wasn’t an actor, I’d be a struggling actor wanting to be an actor [laughs].

Antagonist or protagonist?

Both! If the plot is good and if the character has enough margin, just make me act!

Other actors you find inspiration in?

Not just one name; Sushant Singh Rajput, Ranbir Kapoor, Rajkumar Rao, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Irrfan Khan.

What is the fondest memory you have from back then?

When I was six or seven, I used to dance on the song Goray Goray Mukhray Pe Kaala Kaala Chashma. My mother would run after me with a chappal in her hand, as it used to annoy her so much [laughs].

Who are you closest to at home?

My dad! He has always been very supportive and since he was into films, it was easy for me to pursue my dream.

Which of your leading ladies have you particularly liked working with?

As clichéd as it sounds, I end up being friends and having fun at work with everyone.