Though he started his Bollywood career as an assistant director for the film Aks, Kunal Kapoor had a keen interest in acting and trained under theatre veteran Barry John. He made his acting debut opposite Tabu in Meenaxi: A Tale Of Three Cities.
But it was the film Rang De Basanti that catapulted Kunal to instant stardom. Even though his next few films – Hattrick and Laga Chunri Mein Daag – failed to make much of an impact, Kunal’s popularity didn’t dwindle. His last film, Lamhaa, earned critical acclaim and now Kunal is all set for Don 2
Tall. That’s the only thing that’s constant.
If a traffic constable hauls you up, what will you do?
Do what any self respecting gentleman would. Plead, argue, bawl and beg to be let off.
What makes you feel sexy?
A good workout, where I’m soaked to the bones.
Earth’s crowded and full of trash. Choose another planet.
There used to be a cheesy series called Planet X Chromosome. It’s about a planet that has only women. That’s where I would like to be, even if it was crowded.
Your first kiss was...
It was like a prize fight. Let’s see who can knock out whose teeth first!
A tune you can’t get out of your head?
Dhinka chicka dhinka chicka from Ready.
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
Google. Silently patent it and then demand royalty for the rest of my life.
Share a secret with us… you can trust us, we’ll only print it!
Certainly. Nrrtt mythhg kjuhy76 ih hgngtr yhbgtr ij uh ytrgr. I’m sure I can trust you to decipher the code as well.
Your favourite freedom fighter?
Ashfaqullah Khan. I would not have been in Rang De Basanti if it were not for him.
The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
The law of gravity. Just take off when you feel like it.
A place where you would like to be lost for a month?
Somewhere deep in the recesses of my head.
The last movie that made you cry?
Three Idiots. I cried because I was not a part of it.
Never, ever forgetting to lift the toilet seat.
You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
Horse. Can you think of anything cooler than entering a movie set on a horse?
What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
My foot. It’s constantly there.
What makes your day?
A good idea. An interesting conversation. A smile from someone you love.
What screws it up?
If you were the last person left on earth, what would you do?
Figure out a way of self-procreation. A sort of Adam and Eve rolled into one.
If you could have a star perform at your wedding, who would it be?
backstreet boys. to get used to the idea of pain
The colour ‘pink’ for you is...
It reminds me of the Pink Panther. My favourite movie
Which superhero would you like to be and why?
Krrish. He has the good sense to wear his undies on the inside
From HT Brunch, August 7
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