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Lucky Ali wanted to join the armed forces

Known for his soulful but strikingly simple ballad-style singing and melodious voice, both as an independent pop singer and a playback singer, Lucky Ali is also an actor.

entertainment Updated: Sep 10, 2011 19:40 IST
Veenu Singh

Known for his soulful but strikingly simple ballad-style singing and melodious voice, both as an independent pop singer and a playback singer, Lucky Ali is also an actor. Few people know, however, that as a child, he’d dreamed of joining the armed forces.



While the album Sunoh launched Ali as a pop singer, films like Kaho Naa…Pyar Hai, Paathshaala and Anjaana Anjaani shaped his career as a playback singer. He has acted in films like Kaante and Sur-The Melody of Life. And now, Ali is back with a new album, Raasta-Man

Lucky AliOne word that describes you best?

Hmmm...



Which superhero would you like to be and why?

To be honest, I wouldn’t want to be like anybody. Though I must say that I really liked Will Smith as a superhero in Hancock.



If a traffic constable hauled you up, what would you do?

Ask why he hauled me up.



Your first kiss was…

From my mum.



What makes you feel sexy?

That’s so unlike me.



You get high on…

Life.



The colour ‘pink’ for you is…

Gay.



A place where you would like to be lost for a month?

I would like to be lost within myself.



A tune you can’t get out of your head?

The one I’m currently working on – it’s actually in my head right now.



What did you do with your first paycheque?

I gave half of it to my dad and the rest I blew up.



The one law you would break if you could get away with it?

I wish I could travel anywhere, anytime without worrying about paperwork.



Choose: Air India or Indian Railways.

I actually like both though Indian Railways is always better as one can see so much and enjoy the journey.



The last time you rode on a bus?

About six months ago. I went to Chennai by bus with my band.



What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?

A fly in my soup.



Share a secret with us…you can trust us, we’ll only print it!

You can download my songs from my website without paying anything.



You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?

Well, if the roads are so badly jammed, then perhaps I would just go back home!



Earth’s crowded and chock full of trash. Choose another planet.

I would still prefer Earth.



If you could have had a star perform at your wedding, who would it have been and why?

A: I prefer weddings to be a quiet affair. But I would have liked to have had my father there. He was the biggest star for me.



If you could be born either rich or intelligent, which would you choose? You can't say ‘both’.

I wouldn’t choose either of them. Instead I would wish to have the faculties of a child. That would make me intelligent and I’d use that to get rich.



What makes your day?

Getting up early.



What screws it up?

Waking up after sunrise.



Love is

It runs far, yet retreats, it hides, it concedes the obvious, it defends, it protects and leaves itself open to the vicissitudes of time.



If you were the last person left on earth, what would you do?

I wouldn’t want to be the last one!