Breaking into movies and dramas is not easy. If you want to be in the movies and make it to the big leagues, then you’re going to suffer. It’s a dog-eat-dog world and everyone is climbing over each other to get the role of a lifetime. That said, true acting requires more than just simple hustling. There are actors who dedicate their life to the craft, honing their skill into the acting equivalent of a surgeon’s scalpel. Once such actor is Faizan Shaikh. With his amazing screen presence and dashing charisma, Shaikh has managed to grip his audience. At quite an early stage of his career, Shaikh managed to bag three films namely, Parchi, Maalik and Heer Maan Ja. Apart from films, he has acted in numerous drama serials and proved his mettle time and again. MAG reaches out to the actor for a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from his life. Excerpts:

If your life was a movie, what genre would it be?


One thing you can eat any time of the day?

Ice cream.

Favourite cartoon character of all time?

Johnny Bravo.

An actor you would want to swap lives with?

Shah Rukh Khan.

If you were to run away and start fresh, where would you go?


Home is....

Where the family is.

Best and worst purchase you have ever made?

Best: Treadmill.

Worst: Online merchandise.

Favourite book of all time?

The Best Thing About You Is You.

One ridiculous thing you grew up believing as a child?

Tooth Fairy.

If you could pick your own nickname, what would it be?


What would a day with yourself look like?

Constantly running and up to one thing or the other.

How do you take your coffee?


An irrational fear/ phobia you have?

Height and crowd.

One outrageous dream?

To be able to time travel.