Politics may be a good profession, especially when your grandfather is Arjun Singh, but for Arunoday Singh, it was not a calling. Fond of theatre right from his school days at Kodaikanal, Arunoday gravitated towards acting after finishing college. He made his debut as a terrorist in the film Sikandar (2009), after which he got a chance to play the suave charmer in Aisha. Unconventional in his choice of roles, Arunoday also starred in Mirch, a film on the politics of sex and has now played a gangster in Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi.
One word that describes you best?
A place where you would like to be lost for a month?
If a traffic constable hauls you up, what will you do?
Charm the pants off him.
What makes you feel sexy?
When a girl finds me sexy.
The colour ‘pink’ for you is...
Summery and nice,
What did you do with your first pay cheque?
I bought some furniture for myself.
What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
Choose: Air India or IndianRailways?
Indian Railways for sure. Trains are much more comfortable and you also get to sleep.
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
I would have probably settled for either Diego or Damien, but I kind of like Arunoday also.
You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
I would prefer to run as I run pretty fast.
Earth’s crowded and full of trash. Choose another planet.
I would look for another solar system!
A tune you can't get out of your head.
The song Slave… by the Rolling Stones.
The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
Get away with murder.
What makes your day?
A good cup of coffee.
What screws it up?
Your first kiss was...
It happened when I was fifteen. It was good.
The best drug to get addicted to.
You get high on...
Conversations mostly and other things that can’t be mentioned.
Share a secret with us... trust us, we'll only print it!
You must be out of your mind!
The last movie that made you cry?
If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
I would go exploring as I would be free to go anywhere.
Which superhero would you like to be and why?
Batman. He’s the most believable of the lot and he’s cool too
Your favourite freedom fighter?
I have always been a big fan of Che Guevara’s ideology
If you could have a star perform at your wedding, who would it be?
I would love to have Bob Marley or the Rolling Stones
- From HT Brunch, February 20
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