Be it the sturdy Kaptaan Sahab in the theatre play Siachen or the charming Flight Engineer fiancé in biographical tele-film Ek Thi Marium or even the wicked Gohar in drama serial Sang-e-Mar Mar, this young lad, Agha Mustafa Hassan, has all the ingredients to become the country’s most cashable male actor at the moment. This young heartthrob is possibly one of the most talented additions to Pakistan’s entertainment industry, for he has made quite a name for himself in a rather short span of time. The star joins MAG for a quick and fun rapid fire. Here are 60 seconds from his life. Excerpts:

The biggest perk of being you?

“I’m awesome”. Just kidding! It is that I don’t know when to quit and I’m a very competitive person. In other words, I’m a fighter.

Which projects are the closest to your heart?

Sang-e-Mar Mar and Ek Thi Marium.

Pick one, theatre or TV?

There is no better feeling in this world than performing on stage. You feel like a king on stage. You have the power to make people laugh, you have the power to make them cry and vice versa. Theatre has been the most beautiful experience of my life.

A character you wish to perform?

I would love to either play the Joker or be a Bond villain.

Actors you look up to?

Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino, Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yasir Hussain, Naumaan Ijaz, Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Best part of the day for you is?

Either when I’m working out or the silence of late hours; it teaches you so much.

If stuck on an island, you would…

Probably start dancing and hope to be rescued.

Life for you is…

A beautiful journey and an adventure filled with defining moments. It’s a journey full of ups and downs.

Best memory to-date is…

Initially, my family was against my acting career. I remember the first theatre play I did in Islamabad. Post-performance, I’m meeting fans and greeting people when I see this tall figure walk down the stairs. It was my father! I was scared because it wasn’t something I expected. He walked down, came all the way to the stage with a big smile on his face and patted me on the back, hugged me and didn’t say a word. From that day, he’s been my biggest supporter!