But the MHI team worked really hard to re-arrange the interview, and by the same evening, I was asked to standby to interview him at any time at a different location.
By 6pm, I was told that it was really happening later that night. It was then time to re-focus mentally and go through the questions once again.
The interview took place at the hotel he was staying and I got there about an hour earlier to go through things over with the producer.
And right on time at 10.30pm, Yusuf arrived together with his wife and friends. My first impression was that the man had a calming presence with a great aura. And yes, I was a bit star struck.
...The interview went smoothly, but due to the limited time allocated (from a production standpoint), I had to skip several questions I had earlier prepared.