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Personal agenda | Pankaj Advani

At just 24, billiards and snooker player Pankaj Advani has an impressive list of achievements to his credit. But sports is not his only passion. He loves Bollywood films and is also learning to dance.

entertainment Updated: Oct 16, 2009 18:25 IST

At just 24, Kuwait-born, Bangalore-bred billiards and snooker player Pankaj Advani has an impressive list of achievements to his credit, including seven world Pankaj Advanititles, three Asian titles and 17 national titles in the sport that he has been playing since the age of 10. But sports is not his only passion. The young man loves Bollywood films and gossip, and is also learning to dance.

What are you reading at the moment?
I am not much of a reader.

If you wake and find yourself turned into a woman, you would?
I would scream out loud seeing myself in the mirror. And things that follow would be funny and freaky.

Rate in order of importance: Fame, money or power...
All are extremely important for me. But respect comes first and then fame, money and power in whatever order.

What are you addicted to?
A nice hot cup of tea.

Who do you think your partner has a crush on?
I need to have a partner to begin with.

Your worst date ever?
I took this girl out for dinner and I was the only person who ate. I guess she didn't like the place.

The one fashion trend you do not understand?
Guys who wear boot-cut denims.

Your most recent purchase?
An automatic Honda City for myself.

Which current reality show would you participate in and why?
Since dance is what I am fond of, any dance-based reality show.

If someone were to write a biography of you, what would you want it to be called?
Right On Cue. That would be perfect.

You dislike people who?
Are dishonest to me and, moreover, to themselves.

Five musts in your wardrobe.
Belt and boots in tan. Metallic watch. A plain, nice fitting white T-shirt and low waist blue denims.

Your idea of a great weekend?
Sun-n-sand in Goa.

If you could ask for any one talent/skill what would it be?
Probably singing.

Tell us one thing nobody knows about you.
I'm obsessed with my hair.

You are shocked by?
Increasing terror attacks and bloodshed.

If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be and where?
A lion's face on my arm.

The craziest thing you have done for your partner?
Nothing, since I don't have a partner at the moment.

Your biggest phobia?
Fire.

The sport you like to play?
Obviously billiards and snooker. Apart from that, table tennis.

Your all-time favourite film director?
Steven Spielberg.

Your zodiac sign?
Leo.

Your fitness mantra?
Working out at least five times a week, which includes strength training and a bit of cardio.