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Pakistani actor Hassam Khan has built a simple but strong following for himself in the past years.

Hassam Khan, who was introduced to showbiz by theatre director Dawar Mehmood, has been in the field for the past years. He started his acting career with Anwar Maqsood`s Theatre play ‘Pawnay 14 August’. After that Hassam showed his acting skills in a number of telefilms, web series, short films, dramas and serials including ‘Nazar Kay Saamnay’, ‘Naram Garam’, ‘Noor Jahan’, ‘Mera Kiya Qasur Tha’, ‘Khasara’ ‘Dil Mom Ka Diya’ and is recently seen in ARY Digital`s ‘Bikhray Moti’ and HUM TV`s ‘Mohabbat Tujhe Alvida’. Hassam also starred in Teeli`s popular web-series ‘Susar vs Damaad’.

Hassam is obsessed with acting and video games as recently seen hosting live streaming gameplay sessions with his friends and fans to promote a #stayathome global campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic. His love and dedication for acting is and has always been the talk of the town whether it is the famous fifteen kg weight loss for one of his characters, facial muscle pulls for when he was playing a mentally challenged character, multiple injuries for performing stunts on his own and the list goes on. In an exclusive interview, this talented and versatile actor shares his thoughts with our readers…

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How many dramas, telefilms, web series, short films, dramas, and serials have you done so far?

3 telefilms, 2 web series, 8 drama serials and I don’t remember how many short films.

From a romantic hero to comic, mentally retard to negative, you have performed all kinds of roles. What’s that particular role that you are desperately looking forward to?

I never plan how a scene, audition or rehearsal should go, and never have I looked forward to a particular role, this makes me dependent on a particular result, stops me from taking risks. I do not want to fall into the trap of mechanical acting..

What are your most memorable drama serials to-date?

‘Naram Garam’ and ‘Khasara’.

What are you currently working on?

Don’t expect things to happen. It’s better to be surprised than to be disappointed.

Where does all the inspiration of your characters come from?

Observation and interaction. You don’t know if  I’ll be copying you in my next role.

Your idea of friendship:

Loyalty.

Your favorite co-stars:

Sohai Ali Abro & Rashid Farooqui.

Your most irritating habit:

Obsession.

You don’t like people who are…

Mean.

What are your healthy habits?

I get my exercise, practice healthy eating throughout the day and try to stay hydrated.

Your most valuable possession:

My family.

Are you a foodie?

Indeed!

Your all-time favorite movie:

‘Rocky’ – 1976.

What bores you the most?

Standard.

You are crazy about…

Unusual.

How do you unwind?

Talking things out.

What is your favorite holiday destination?

Destination I’ve visited: Miami, USA.

Destination I want to visit: Paris, France.

Coffee shops or Dhabaas:

Your call.

What do you think this country needs the most?

Unity, faith, and discipline.

The song that always gets you on the dance floor?

Simarik – Tarkan.

Which book is on your bedside table?

The crazy untold story of Bollywood`s bad boy Sanjay Dutt – Yasser Usman.

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday Night?

#stayathome #familytime #staysafestayhome

First thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Black coffee.

The most important relationship lesson I have learned so far…

All relationships go through hell, real relationships get through it.

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A Few Things to Check Before Hiring an Electrician

Hiring an Electrician

Many homeowners attempt to do home improvement projects themselves, and the results are often disappointing. However, trying to handle electrical work independently can lead to costly errors and injuries. Discover a few things to check before hiring an electrician to get the job done right and stay within the budget.

Proper Training

When looking for an electrician, the first thing to consider is whether they are properly trained. The electricians should attend a vocational school or other recognized institute to learn how to perform the work correctly. Discuss the training process to find the right team for the job.

Review Experience

Comparing electricians includes reviewing their relevant experience performing similar work. Homeowners should discuss the project scope with potential electricians and determine whether they have experience in that area. Also, ask for recommendations and referrals from previous satisfied customers.

Check Reviews

Once homeowners have a list of prospects, check online reviews to narrow down the possibilities based on customer experiences. Often, people discover more about an electrician or other service providers by reading reviews and talking to others. Also, discuss referrals with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and families to determine which services handled the work most efficiently.

Licensed and Insured

Verify your state’s requirement for license and insurance and then ensure the electrician is compliant to protect your most valuable asset. It is often tempting to hire an unlicensed or uninsured electrician to cut costs, but that often adds up to spending more money in the long run. Plus, you could be liable if an accident or injury occurs on your premises, adding even more to the costs.

Verify Credentials and Permits

The first step to verifying an electrician’s expertise is to inquire about licenses and insurance. The next step is to verify these credentials and permits to ensure they are valid and current. A quality electrician will immediately provide documentation for customers to verify.

Talk to Several Electricians

After comparing reviews and verifying credentials, consult with several electricians to find the right one for the project. While all of them might be qualified for the job, homeowners should find an electrician that understands their vision and wants to work with them every step of the way. Take notes during the interviews to review and determine the best candidate for the job.

Compare Costs

While qualifications are crucial to getting the job done correctly, homeowners must also stay within their budget to avoid financial stress associated with unexpected surprises. An electrician should provide a precise estimate and include everything to be done to complete the project for homeowners to plan for payment. The goal is to find a qualified electrician that provides all the services needed for the most competitive price. 

Look for Outstanding Customer Service

Finally, it helps to work with electricians dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and that stand behind their work. Inquire about warranties and other guarantees to verify the project will be completed according to specifications. Then choose the electrician who communicates clearly and makes you feel comfortable about their skills.

Hiring an electrician is often critical to getting the job done right and avoiding additional costs related to injuries and errors. Use this checklist to find a qualified electrician that provides outstanding service within your budget.

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