“I was the first, original Ranvir,” says actor Ranvir Shorey

  • Aishwarya Iyer, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Oct 17, 2015 23:11 IST
(Photo: Siddhant Gill)

Your character’s younger brother is called Titli in the film (Titli). What animal name would you give yourself?

Papa Monkey.

You seem to be very political on Twitter. The three biggest problems with the government today are…

1) Today’s government is acting like the previous one instead of being better.

2) When they start picking up references from Vedic science and Mahabharata, they are making oafs of themselves and of the rest of the Hindus. They should move on.

3) The best [people] of our society become government servants for job security and conmen and criminals enter politics.

Apart from you, there are two other Ranvirs/Ranbirs… a quality you’d like to take from both.

Their pay cheques! It’s nice to see them doing good work. But don’t forget, I was the first, original Ranvir!

Three things you would want NASA to discover on Mars, apart from water…

Women, whiskey and oxygen.

If you could live as one of the Khans for one whole day, who would you choose and why?

Aamir. Because he seems to be the most sincere and committed, not only to his craft but otherwise too.

One iconic Bollywood character that you relate to…

Vijay from Deewar (1975).

If you could change one thing about your physical appearance, it would be...

My paunch. I developed it five or six years ago for a film and I’m still trying to get rid of it.

Would you consider entering the Bigg Boss house?

I get a call every year, and every time I tell them to call me next year. You never know what you may need.

If Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006) were remade, who’d you cast in your role?

Namit Das, who is currently doing the TV show, Sumit Sambhal Lega.

One thing you genuinely believed you were good at, but found out you weren’t.

Living. I used to think life would be easier to handle. But it is not.

The most overrated indie film of the recent past.

What We Do in the Shadows (2014).

One big change in Dibakar Banerjee from Khosla Ka Ghosla to Titli.

He has gone from being a director to being a big-shot producer.

Challenges in being newly single.

Managing your career and co-parenting your child is quite challenging.

The title of your autobiography would be…



YRF film: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Activity with Haroon: Picking him up from school

App on my phone: Twitter

Street food: Sev puri

Superhero from The Avengers: Iron Man and The Hulk

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