When I went for my morning jog the other day, I was apprehensive. I have grown a huge handlebar moustache and sideburns for a film. The colossal, silvery-white fuzz has changed my persona completely. I was worried that this would be disastrous for my career. Like all actors, I try to look younger than I am.
What happened on the beach, however, was utterly unexpected.
A rotund, well-dressed gentleman stopped me and said, “I say you look handsome. Who are you? I like your moustache? What is your name?”
I was taken aback at not being recognised.
“Afzal Khan,” I lied to him.
“Afzal Bhai! Ah yes, of course. I have seen you somewhere before. Where was it? Would you like to act in an ad film? Have you ever acted before?”
“No, I am afraid not,” I replied meekly.
“Don’t worry. We will coach you. Acting is a bum’s job anyway,...