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Personal Agenda: Abhay Deol, Actor

Abhay Deol gets candid about his favourite film role, his hideout to avoid the paparazzi, the film that made him cry and even the number he remembers by heart. Get up, close and personal with the actor.

brunch Updated: Sep 08, 2012 17:52 IST
Yesha Kotak

One film role you’ll give anything to play.

Peter Sellers’ triple role in Dr Strangelove.



One place you’re sure you can escape the paparazzi.

The toilet.



AbhayThe last movie that made you cry.


The Incredibles [yes, the Pixar film about superheroes].



The movie that always makes you smile.

Dr Strangelove and Chupke Chupke.



Three people (dead or alive) you’d love to have over to dinner.


Stanley Kubrick, Mahatma Gandhi and Thomas Edison.



One person you cannot do without.


My manager.



You have a guy-crush on…


The mirror.



If life had a backspace button, what would you delete?


I would want to delete the previous answer.



The most clichéd answer you ever gave in an interview.

"It is a very different role…"



Your darkest fear.


Nuclear war.



Your comfort food.

Dal chawal.



Your favourite little white lie.


I always tell the truth!



The last thing you spent Rs 10 on.


A ticket for my driver.



Do you remember any phone numbers by heart?


Yes, my girlfriend’s.



You have 30 seconds to pack for a trip. What do you take?

All my credit cards and wallet.



What makes your day?

A good workout.



A song you can’t get out of your head these days.

Senorita (from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara).



A gadget you wish they would invent.

A cloning device.



A cause that is very close to your heart.


MTV’s Greenpeace act – Save Junglistan.



GraduationThe last line of your autobiography would read…


And it is all fiction…



Sun sign: Pisces

Birthday: March 15

Hometown: Mumbai

School/college: Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai; The City College, New York

High point of your life: My college days

Low point of your life: Also my college days!

First break: Socha Na Tha (2005)

Currently doing: This interview! And the face of MTV’s Greenpeace act – Save Junglistan

What makes you feel sexy? Dark chocolate



If i could...


I would put an end to the monetary system, money’s no fun!

I’d Give all artists a canvas

I’d Ensure that every person on Earth has freedom

I’d Cheat on my diet



From HT Brunch, September 9

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