20 questions with Afzal Kahn, founder of automotive design house A. Kahn Design
The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?
I’m a fighter and my guiding force is my belief. Nothing is impossible and I’m not scared of challenge.
“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?
“Rejection only makes you stronger”.
Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2013?
A number of politicians. They have no faith.
Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?
I miss being young.
What might you swap all your wealth for?
Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?
Fixed rate finance. We would not be in this problem if this was the case.
What phrase or word do you most loathe?
In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?
Cut out charity administration and give with your own hands.
The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?
Appropriate mobile phone use should be encouraged.
If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?
The angels of the most merciful one.
If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?
My last meal would be poison. I would not give anyone the satisfaction of watching me die.
What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?
I disagree with drinking.
A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?
A cup of fresh mint tea.
Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?
My son’s parties.
Who is the most positive person you know?
What’s your most guilty pleasure?
If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?
The Kahn logo.
If you were a car, what marque would you be?
Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.
What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?
The Holy Book.
Afzal Kahn is the creative director and founder of the automotive design house A. Kahn Design.
Follow him on Twitter @afzalkahn.
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