In a chat with Brunch, actor and comic artist Manish Paul speaks of his favourite films, his life in Delhi and who from Bollywood would make the best PM.
If you weren’t an actor, you would have been…
I can’t think of anything else.
The best thing about working in TV.
The time I get to spend on the shooting floor.
And the worst.
The long working hours and telecast date problems.
Madhuri Dixit or Kirron Kher, who do you admire more?
I can’t decide. I love them both.
A Punjabi quirk you have.
Whenever I’m happy, I start singing Punjabi songs.
Which actor will make the perfect prime minister of India?
If you could star opposite someone in a romantic film, who would it be?
Priyanka Chopra or Katrina Kaif.
A classic film you wish you were a part of.
An international TV show you would like to host.
The Jay Leno Show.
Your favourite stand-up comedian.
Bharti Singh is very good.
The biggest risk you’ve ever taken.
Moving out of my parents’ house in Delhi and shifting base to Mumbai.
A piece of advice you wish someone had given you 10 years ago.
Eat healthy and exercise. One is as important as the other.
A song that currently defines your state of mind.
Tera dhyaan kidhar hai, yeh tera hero idhar hai.
Your favourite hangout in Delhi.
Big Chill in Khan Market.
What’s the craziest thing a fan has done for you?
A female fan used to send me gifts every day for over a month.
Has a man ever hit on you?
No, mankind has been kind!
If you could wake up next to someone, who would it be?
Angelina Jolie. I wonder if she’s jolly in the morning.
If you could insure one part of your body, what would it be?
My mouth, because I love talking and eating.
Your favourite street food.
The stupidest question you’ve been asked.
Once a guy in the loo walked up to me and asked me, “Aap yahan kya kar rahe hain?”
What makes your day?
A good workout.
What spoils it?
When I have nothing to do the whole day.
Your strategy in a crisis.
I listen to music.
Your biggest fear.
I am very scared of losing my loved ones.
The last line of your autobiography would read…
“Enjoy every moment... Kal ho na ho....”
The sexiest actress.
|Birthday: August 3|
Sun sign: Leo
Place of birth: Mumbai
School/college: College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi
First break: Dr Morepan’s Sunday Tango on Star Plus (2002)
High point of your life: Winning the Best Debut award for Mickey Virus from Amitabh Bachchan
Low poin of your life: When I sat at home with no work in 2008
Currently I am...Wrapping up my second film, Tere Bin Laden 2
From HT Brunch, April 27
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