How was the experience of learning Marathi for Shootout at Wadala?
I was fine with it. I just needed to brush up on my colloquial lessons to get the flow.
What makes the character of Manya Surve so different?
I have never played a character of a don earlier. Manya Surve wanted to be an engineer but he ended up becoming a dreaded gangster instead.
Do you think you have the male equivalent of a bikini body?
I think I’ll get there soon!
Which Hollywood actor inspires you?
George Clooney. I really admire his choice of films.
You would turn gay for?
I would turn gay for gay rights and for Abhishek Bachchan.
I am waiting for the delivery of my new Yamaha R1 and I also like Suzuki’s GSX-R1000.
What will we find in your bathroom?
Philips body groomers that can be used even in the shower.
What’s your style mantra?
A very minimalist style – but that doesn’t mean minimum clothes!
Your dream cast as a producer would be?
I love to work with new people, but I would definitely love to cast Aamir Khan.
How do you react to the ‘sexiest vegetarian’ tag?
It’s nice to have a tag like that.
Your favourite co-star for a romantic film?
I prefer doing more action films, but for this I would take Abhishek.
Who is your 3 am friend?
My school friends from Bombay Scottish.
The biggest surprise you ever gave your girlfriend?
I keep giving her surprises as I like it and I am quite a romantic at heart.
The last line of your autobiography would read...
...He was a simple guy.
Your favourite street food?
I used to love eating at Sardar Pav Bhaji in Mumbai.
What do you love cooking the most?
I’m not much into cooking, but I made some nice pasta recently.
What makes your day?
Watching a film.
What spoils it?
You destress with?
I would ride to work every day: Not that easy in Mumbai currently
Rule the country:It would be a great thing to do
Love to eat 24x7 With no worries about calories
Sun sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: December 17
School/college: Bombay Scottish, Jai Hind College, Mumbai
Place of birth: Mumbai
First break: Jism, in 2003, directed by Amit Saxena
High point of your life: Doing my MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
Low point of your life: My high points are enough to cover up any low points that I may have had
Currently doing: Endorsing Philips styling products and gearing up to play a don in Shootout at Wadala
From HT Brunch, July 29
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