you & me
Young and talented, Asim Battal has been in the showbiz since three years. He made his presence felt in serials like ‘Bechari Urdu’ and ‘Mohabbat Dard Bunti Hai’ by his powerful acting skills. By profession Battal is a dentist who moved to Karachi some 14 years back. He never planned to become an actor but decided to try his luck in acting after watching ‘Bombay Dreams’ which awakened his hidden talent of acting in him. According to Battal, there was no backing and he really worked hard to make his entry in the showbiz world. “I gave a lot of auditions and kept on trying till I started getting roles in serials like ‘Bechari Urdu’ and ‘Mohabbat Dard Bunti Hai’,” shares Battal. So far Battal has done one drama serial, one soap and a lot of theatre dramas. “The best part of being a theatre actor is that you get to know people’s response then and there,” observes Battal. His good looks also helped him to do TVCs for brands like Lays, Coca Cola, Q Mobile and Zong.
Currently he has been associated with theatre and is working in plays at NAPA. He is also appearing in an upcoming feature film ‘Agar Magar’. Let’s see what are the likes & dislikes of this upcoming actor...
What is your most memorable drama serials to-date?
Best has yet to come.
Is acting your passion or just a time pass?
It started as a way of earning pocket money but I realised I’ve knack for it so it’s turning into a passion, I certainly enjoy acting.
Your favourite international label:
What do you usually wear in daily life?
Black shirt and comfortable jeans
Your idea of romance:
One thing you like best about yourself
I bounce back.
Your favourite co-star:
Your most irritating habit:
You don’t like people who...
Look down on people below their social strata.
You always feel happy in the company of:
Siblings and my small circle of friends.
You are afraid of...
Black out in summers.
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?
What is your favourite thing to do on a Saturday Night?
I hang out with my small circle of friends.
What is your favourite thing in your closet right now?
Plain black shirt.
What are your healthy habits?
I don’t eat after 8pm, I have carbs in the morning and 3 liters water daily.
Happiness is temporary while being content is permanent.
Your most valuable possession:
My cat, dental degree, and my family.
Your all time favourite movie:
What bores you the most...
When feeling low you prefer:
Call a friend / sibling or hug my mom
You are crazy about...
How do you like to spend your Sundays?
I do nothing on Sundays and rest afterwards.
What’s your favourite breakfast food?
I have carbs in the morning so oats and 2 boiled eggs.
Your exercise regimen...
Control portions and a strict trainer that works on you like a soldier.
What is your favourite tune nowadays?
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
If you had access to a time machine which era would you revisit?
Madam Noor Jehan singing Faiz saab’s nazm in front of Faiz saab for the first time. And it’s just us three and Habib Jalib.
Coffee shops or Dhabaas?
This is more of a Sophie’s choice.
What do you think this country needs the most?
Management of its resources.
Song that always gets you on the dance floor?
Any Punjabi bhangra song.
What’s the last thing you bought?
Ticket to Quetta.
What books are on your bedside table?
‘God’ by Reza Aslan and ‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Hariri.
The last film that made you cry?
First thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
I want to say yoga but that would be a lie. I check out insta, followed by 10 min of yoga.
When I am not working I am usually...
Working on my personal self by travelling, reading or listening to podcasts.
The most important relationship lesson I have learnt so far...
Respect other person personal space.
I get super uncomfortable when...
I give an audition, now it’s all part of the drill.
The best gift you have ever received?
Blessings and whole lot of it.
The best thing that’s been said about me
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Spiritual and emotional mature human being giving back to society.