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In conversation with Gaurav Kapur

entertainment Updated: Feb 26, 2011 16:40 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
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From being a popular RJ to entertaining people as a VJ, Delhi boy Gaurav Kapur has been in the business of making people laugh for almost a decade now. After a stint with Channel V, Gaurav decided to try his hand at mainstream as well as parallel cinema and worked in movies like Darna Mana Hai, Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana, Ugly Aur Pagli and Quick Gun Murugun among others. Gaurav also hosted the second season of Big Switch and the just concluded action-packed reality show on AXN, India’s Minute to Win It.

One word that describes you best?


Which superhero would you like to be and why?

Superman. Can avoid losing time on flight delays.

If a traffic constable hauls you up, what will you do?

What I always do, smile and admit my mistake, even if it isn’t a mistake.

What makes you feel sexy?

Answering questionnaires like this one in my zebra-striped silk boxers and felt-tipped fedora.

The colour ‘pink’ for you is...

The colour of most of my shirts.

Gaurav KapurThe last tine you rode on a bus?

Yesterday. From the plane to the terminal, with an armpit in my face.

If you could have a star perform at your wedding, who would it be and why?
Flight of fancy. I’d like Panchamda and Kishoreda to perform. What a party that would be!

If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
It would’ve been a sound. Like Dhishoom.

You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
Uh. None. I’d just stay put in my car. No one reaches a shoot on time.

A tune you can’t get out your head?
Darling, by Vishal Bhardwaj.

The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
Take off my mask, and show people my real face. It’s so pretty that it’s been deemed illegal.

What makes your day?
A phone call from any of my nephews and nieces.

What screws it up?
People with no civic sense.

Your first kiss was...

Love is...
The brother of Kush. They are the sons of Shatrughan.

You get high on?
Ladders, elevators and coconut trees.

If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
Doesn’t matter what I say. You won’t be around to check anyway will you?

- From HT Brunch, February 27

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