Birthday: 5 November
Sun sign: Scorpio
Place of birth: Delhi
School: Saviour Convent School, Delhi.
High point of your life: When I was part of the India
call-up in August 2008.
Low point of your life: The death of my father.
First break: During the Delhi Under-15 trial match, I scored 71 not out and was selected instantly
Currently i am...
The brand ambassador for Toyota.
What was your reaction when Sunil Gavaskar said you should lead the team?
I was honoured to know that he thinks I am a capable and responsible player.
What does Delhi mean to you?
Delhi means everything to me. This city has given me everything and I love it.
How many tattoos do you have?
Four, and my favourite one is of a samurai warrior.
The top five batsmen you would pay to watch?
Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Damien Martyn and Michael Vaughan.
Your favourite buddies in the IPL dressing room?
Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers.
The toughest bowler to face in Tests and ODIs?
Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan).
Your first crush? Karisma Kapoor.
Your favourite restaurants in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore?
I love trying out different cuisines. In Delhi, I love Megu at the Leela, and TK’s at the Hyatt. I also enjoy Khan Chacha’s rolls. In Mumbai, it’s Royal China and Shiro. And in Bangalore, I like the food at Bricklane.
What was it like to shoot ad campaigns with Katrina and Genelia?
I enjoyed shooting with them. They are both extremely talented and professional actresses.
The best place to go for a joyride in a car?
I love driving my car on any highway.
Which body part would you get insured?
What do you look for in a car?
Quality and performance matter to me the most.
Your favourite adventure sport?
If you got a chance to date a Bollywood actress, who would it be?
Given a choice, I don’t think I would be able to decide because I think they are all very beautiful.
Do you actually believe in fairness creams?
Yes, I believe that fairness creams protect the skin against the harsh effects of the sun.
Your favourite item song.
Fevicol Se [Dabangg 2].
Your dream destinations.
Paris and Barcelona.
Your fitness routine?
I hit the gym five days a week and do a combination of cardio and weights.
Your mantra for success.
Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.
Your first crush?
Films you have seen more than five times.
I am a fan of the Rocky films, and Rocky 4 is my favourite. I also like The Warriors
The most overrated film.
I enjoy all genres of films.
The most paisa vasool film
A movie that took you back to your childhood.
Border was the first movie that I watched on the big screen. It always takes me back to my childhood.
From HT Brunch, March 17
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