Were you mischievous as a child?
As a young child, probably no; as an older child, probably yes. When I went to school and reached my teenage years, I was not a great kid.
Who was you role model growing up? Who do you follow?
I was very arrogant, when I was young, so I don’t think there was any person to whom I was attracted to or impressed by. I used to go to a public school. It was not a high quality school and people over there were not very clever. I used to find studying very easy, I used to pass exams very easily, so I became very arrogant. I was not impressed by others. I used to think that people are impressed by me, so I did not have any role model.
If I was to name people whom I really loved when I was young, then they were Waseem Akram and Eric Cantina. These are the two people to whom I looked up to.
As a teenager how do you rate yourself as a practicing Muslim?
As a practicing Muslim, I would rate myself at 4.
Tell something about your family. How did you tie your knot?
My parents were always very traditional, as they were from a typical strict Pathan family. Even though I was not practicing so much when I was young, I was very disciplined due to my father, and my values were very tight. I was happy to maintain those values. My mother liked my cousin, since we were teenagers, and she wanted me to marry her. I was happy for that to happen.
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