If you weren’t an actress, you would have been...
I always wanted to be an athlete or an IFS officer, but life had planned differently for me.
What does style mean to you?
Style is something that defines you. You need to be extremely comfortable in whatever you wear and let your personality show through.
The most stylish actor in Bollywood.
Saif Ali Khan and Rahul Khanna. And otherwise, nothing beats Italian men.
And the fittest ones.
Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh.
Directors you want to work with.
Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater.
Your favourite co-stars are...
I enjoy working with Anupam Kher, Akshay Kumar and Vinay Pathak as they are very funny.
If you had to wear a style for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A classic white shirt with blue jeans and tan shoes.
Are Indian women stylish?
They are getting there, but there is definitely big room for improvement. The main problem is that they don’t dress according to their body types.
And what about the men?
Men need to stop wearing logos on their chests and learn from the Italians.
What are you most comfortable in?
I have run a marathon in high heels and can easily live in pyjamas too.
A dessert that describes you.
Chocolate fondue with vanilla ice-cream. Blow hot, blow cold.
Your fitness fundas.
An hour or more either at the gym, doing yoga or in the pool.
Your dream co-star for a romantic film.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. I like the big beefy types.
Which Hollywood actors inspire you?
Meryl Streep, who is simply amazing, and Amy Adams.
One piece of advice you wish someone gave you ten years ago.
That you should just be very clear about what you want to do in life.
Your favourite street food.
Your dream destination.
In a villa on Lake Como, Italy, hopefully next to George Clooney.
What turns you on?
A sense of humour and a great conversation.
Three skincare products you can’t do without.
A great under-eye cream, a good moisturising lotion with sunscreen and most importantly, tons of water.
What makes your day?
When I make it on time everywhere and manage to finish everything I wanted to.
And what spoils it?
Being stuck in a traffic jam.
You destress with...
A long run and by disconnecting from everything.
The last line of your autobiography would read…
And she smiled through it all.
From HT Brunch, November 23
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