Asif Khan : Journey from serving Food to serving Entertainment
BY SAHIB SIDANA
Aasif Khan, the name which is here to stay. The man has proved that he has got nerves of steel, from serving people food to serve entertainment to people, his sheer dedication and unshakable will, has got him where he is today. Hailing from a small town in Rajasthan, he was very fond of movies from a very young age and long to work in one of them. He idealisesNawazuddin Siddiqui, Irfan Khan, Manoj Bajpai and many other actors who made it to Bollywood on their own. He has worked in some TVCs, movies like India’s Most Wanted, and series like Mirzapur, Jamtara, Humorously Yours 2, Panchayat and Sacred games 2 and he will be seen next playing as Kabir M in Amazon Prime’s venture Patal Lok.
Here is a snippet of the conversation where Aasif Khan had a chat with the host.
Host: How it felt from working in a casting firm to being casted in a movie?
Aasif Khan: I never planned of getting into a casting firm but my survival instincts made me do that. Working in a casting agency, I casted people and was also giving auditions separately, then my luck kicked in and I got casted in India’s Most Wanted and worked with Arjun Kapoor.
Host: How did you got inclined towards movies?
Aasif Khan: During my school days, we were given one hour relief from school for Namaz and in that time, Me and my friends used to go and watch movies.
Host: How would you describe your Theatre journey?
Aasif Khan: When I first went to Mumbai, I wasn’t prepared as an actor, so somebody suggested me to join theatre, to brush up on my skills. Then I came back to Jaipur and joined theatre and continued to do theatre for next 5 years.
For the full conversation click on the link below and hear Aasif’s journey in his own words.