Sanskaari Alok Nath recalls his badass Delhi days

  • Saudamini Jain, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: May 18, 2014 12:07 IST

Yes, Alok Nath was indeed a 'wild thing' in his younger days in Delhi. An alumnus of Hindu College, the actor tells us just why 'Sanskaari' is the new cool in his life.

We hear you were actually quite badass back in the days in Delhi. Were you?

What do you mean "was"? I still am. I'm badder ass in Mumbai.

What's the wildest thing you've done?

All wild things are erased permanently, I'm quite docile and tame now.

Five films you weren't sanskaari in.

Bol Radha Bol (1992), Vinashak (1998). I can only remember two. The other three are under construction at the moment.

One person you'd like to give aashirwad to.

Actually, I'd like to give it to Chuck Norris and our own Rajini Saar.


When was the last time you went to a mandir?

I am giving this interview from the mandir only. The sound you can hear is the ghantis.

Who do you think is the new Alok Nath in the making in Bollywood?

Are you kidding me?

Your favourite item song.

Baby Doll. It is good for our country's sagging gold reserves.

Best babuji pick-up line.

Priye, aati kya madhushaala?

One dialogue that you've repeated most through your babuji roles.

"Humein aapse yeh umeed nahi thi beti/beta/bahu".

What do your kids call you?

Papa... got you!

If you weren't babuji, you would have been...

Please don't insult me. Babuji is my birthright!

If you weren't an actor, you would have been...

A better actor.


Your five favourite morals.

Still figuring them out. I will keep you posted.

Favourite drink.

Water of India.

Favourite alcoholic drink.

Jägermeister with frozen water of India.

If you had to describe Nirupa Roy in five words...

Head to toe maa ka aanchal (exactly five words)

The best film ever.

The Godfather. On second thoughts Ragini MMS 2.

The hottest girl in Bollywood today.
Deepika Padukone, bina shakk.

What's the ringtone on your phone right now?
Ain't No Sunshine.

Which was the first film you watched in a movie theatre?
I watched Dosti (1964) in the mid Sixties. I was about 10 years old.

Five people you'd like to make fun of (and watch being made fun) of on social media.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you is not my philosophy.

If you were on Twitter, your handle would be...

July 10

Place of birth
New Delhi


Delhi, until I graduated from drama school. And ever since, Mumbai

Modern School, Barakhamba Road; Hindu College, Delhi

First break
Gandhi (1982)

Currently I am...
At peace with myself and my surroundings

High point of your life
Buniyaad (1986-1988)

Low point of your life
When my one and only film as a hero, Kaamagni (1987) bombed

From HT Brunch, May 18

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