Rizwan Ali Jaffri Model/Actor/Singer

Exclusive Interview:

“It’s all about time management, allotting time for everything in life…”

Rizwan Ali Jaffri

Model/Actor/Singer
Rizwan’s name is on everyone’s lips. The boy created a world of unparalleled glamour and his work can be seen in some of fashion’s most innovative segments. Rizwan’s distinctive style speaks for itself, but the stories behind the scenes are just as interesting as the pictures themselves. You can explore amazing things of him; by reading an exclusive interview took by Social Diary……

 Who is Rizwan Ali Jaffri? An actor, model or singer?

I cannot be classified as just any one of these; I am a combination of all three. You could say I am an all-rounder. With time, my career just grew and branched out into these avenues.

Don’t you find it difficult to juggle time among all three mediums, especially since singing require lots of practice?

It’s all about time management, allotting time for everything in life: Slot for acting, slot for working with the vocal coach, keeping fit with sports and gym, etc.

From modeling to acting and now into music, which has been the best part of your journey?

I have enjoyed every moment, and I think the best is still to come. It has been quite the journey, and I feel blessed that everything I have done so far has been so successful.

But what do you enjoy the most – being a model, actor or singer?

I love to act, and whenever I get a call for a project it’s a challenge to get into the role. With regard to music it’s the whole creative process that I enjoy – writing the songs and the whole process of it. So, I suppose I enjoy modeling the least!

Do you remember your first modeling audition?

Yes, I do. I remember getting a call from a friend telling me about it, so I went there and walked on the ramp for the organisers. After the audition was over, I was told that I could never be a fashion model. But here I am!

Do you remember any acting experience that you are particularly proud of?

I remember being in the theatrical production of Anarkali back in 2005 which was part of a fund-raising drive by the Human Development Fund Pakistan (HDFP). The experience of putting up the play at Universal Studios, Los Angeles and after that at Hilton Hotel, New York and London was just amazing. The play was directed by Rizwan Baig, with choreography by the internationally acclaimed Parul Shah while the narration was done masterfully by the legendary Zia Mohyeddin. All in all it was an unforgettable experience.

Apart from singing, what are your plans for the near future? Any plan for making forays into movies?

A few movies are in the pipeline for 2016. There is Raheel Rao’s film in which I have been offered the lead. Also, I will be singing three of the songs in the movie. I may also be acting in a Saqib Malik film but it is too early to talk about it at this stage.

Are you working on your new album? Tell us about it.

My second album is complete and will probably be released by end of January 2016. I am currently working on my music videos, so stay tuned for that!

You won Lux Style Award for Best Music Album. Were you taken by surprise? How did it feel winning this award?

It came as a big surprise, especially considering the other nominees on the list, and that too for my first album. That moment was unforgettable. Being appreciated on such a big platform gives a boost to one’s energy and confidence.

Something you don’t want to forget?

The very first show I ever did in Karachi all those years back, where people noticed me, and then everything just went soaring from there! Also, being appreciated for my singing and winning Best Album at Lux Style Awards is something I would always like to savor.

Favorite food and holiday place?

Favorite food: Mediterranean soups.

 Holiday spots local: Northern areas like Hunza, Naran, Swat. They are amazing!

 International spots: USA, because the cultural diversity there is just amazing. No other country can you meet so many different people.

Any regrets in life?

None, because I am an eternal optimist and I think that things happen for a reason; there will always be something better around the corner.

Anything you would like to say to your fans?

Being rejected is not the end of the world, but you must be sure you have what it takes to achieve what you want in life. Whatever you do, do it with all your heart. First be deserving of an honour, and then desire it.

“Being rejected is not the end of the world, but you must be sure you have what it takes to achieve what you want in life…”

My second album is complete and will probably be released by end of January 2016. I am currently working on my music videos, so stay tuned for that!

 

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