Delhi Belly actor Poorna Jagannathan in a chat with Veenu Singh.
Which character from Sholay do you most resemble and why?
I feel the character of Gabbar Singh always stood out from the rest. The last line of your autobiography would read…
"And she came undone…" Your darkest fantasy?
Pulling a Bollywood star’s toupé off.
The one place where you would never get yourself tattooed?
On my neck. Would definitely never get anything done there.
One song that describes your current state of mind?
8 Mile by Eminem, which is about taking chances. Something I relate to, as I’ve just moved to Mumbai from New York.
Your most irrational fear…
I have a huge fear of water.
The one lie you got away with?
Telling my mom I was sick during my pre-Boards. I mixed Parle-G and water and pretended to throw up.
You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing…
Ripped, stonewashed jeans.
If you were an ice-cream, what flavour would you be?
Pistachio. I am very much an Indian at heart.
Where did you spend your last summer?
In Central Park in New York, devouring the city before I moved to Mumbai.
If an alien spaceship landed in your backyard, what would you do?
Buy a ticket and get on.
How many pairs of blue jeans do you have?
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever given your husband?
Skydiving. He’s scared of heights, but I took him for a birthday surprise and he ended up loving it.
From HT Brunch, February 12
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