Which character from Sholay do you most resemble and why?
Jai, for the simple reason that I really admire Mr Bachchan a lot and would love to be in his shoes.
I would turn gay for...
The last line of your autobiography would read…
I would actually quote Jim Morrison, ‘Did you have a good world when you died? Good enough to base a movie on?’
Jack Johnson’s Banana Pancakes.
Your darkest fantasy?
Is deep down inside of me.
How would you explain Twitter to your grandmother?
Honestly, I wouldn’t even bother to make that effort.
You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing…
The stupidest thing you’ve ever heard?
According to a person who loves to hate me, in the movie Rascals, I was actually trying to prepare for my role in Ra. One.
The one place where you would never get yourself tattooed?
The most sensitive part of my body. Let your imagination roll.
What is the last thing you bought under Rs 10?
I’m not actually a shopper. I hardly buy anything even for the kids, and honestly, I really don’t have an idea about what all you get for less than this amount.
Your most irrational fear...
...Is to fear.
The most clichéd answer you’ve ever given in an interview.
It depends on the kind of clichéd question I’m asked.
The most overrated movie/book?
Very tough to say. I actually feel that no movie as such is overrated.
If you were an ice cream, what flavour would you be?
Perhaps a healthy flavour like sitaphal that rhymes nicely with Ramphal (that’s how most people would pronounce my surname).
How many pairs of blue jeans do you have?
Lots, and they are all blue!
The one lie you got away with?
Blame everything on the traffic!
Where did you spend your last summer?
In New York, London and Miami on holiday with my family.
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever given your date?
The day I proposed marriage to her.
Kodaikanal International School, Tamil Nadu; Hindu College, Delhi
Actor, producer and restaurateur too...
My debut movie Moksh, which released in 2001
High point of your life?
Birth of my kids and National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Rock On
Low point of your life?
When I didn’t have much work to do
What are you doing currently?
Making my TV debut with Love2HateU on Star World
If you were given a chance to Remake RGV’s Aag, the movie, what would you do?
Won’t take that chance
What would we find in your fridge right now?
Health food in one and kid stuff in the other
If you could peep into anyone’s house, whose house would it be?
If Jim Morrison was alive, it would have been his house
From HT Brunch, November 20
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