Which character from Sholay do you most resemble and why?
I think I resemble Veeru. Like him, I’m carefree and fun loving.
The last line of your autobiography would read…
...This was the way I lived.
How would you explain Twitter to your grandmother?
I’d say, ‘It’s a cheaper way of being in touch with the world.’
The one place where you would never get yourself tattooed?
Where it hurts the most.
One song that describes your current state of mind?
Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Jaane Jahan Main Nachoongi.
If a spaceship landed in your backyard, what would you do?
I would really hope that Jadoo was inside it so he could help make me a superhero too.
The most clichéd answer you’ve ever given in an interview?
To the question, ‘What are you looking for in your role?’, my usual response is, “Something that is very different and challenging.”
Your most irrational fear…
...I’m out having lunch somewhere and my credit cards don’t work and I have no cash.
You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing…
Nothing. I’m surely going to be wearing something at least.
If you were given a chance to remake the movie Kites, what would you do?
I would make sure that it flies this time.
Where did you spend last summer?
Right here in Delhi, sweating it out in the heat and losing all the flab.
The one lie you got away with?
Small white lies like, “I sent a reply to your message long time back. Didn’t you get it?”
What is the last thing you bought for under `10?
I had a cup of cutting chai.
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever given your wife?
I took her on a surprise trip to the Maldives, her favourite destination.
How many pairs of blue jeans do you have?
I only wear blue jeans but have lost count of them
What will we find in your fridge right now?
lots of fruit, chicken and chocolate
If you were an icecream, what flavour would you be?
Vanilla light and nice
Actor, anchor and dancer
High point of your life
Winning Nach Baliye
Fatima High School /Jai Hind College, Mumbai
Aashirwaad on Zee
Low point of your life
Losing my dad at an early age
What are you doing currently?
Playing the lead in the musical Zangoora showcasing at the Kingdom Of Dreams
— Interviewed by Veenu Singh
From HT Brunch, January 29
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