From acting in serials to hosting shows like Tol Mol Ke Bol and Deal Ya No Deal, to working in both Tamil as well as Hindi films, Madhavan has donned several hats. He worked in hit movies like Guru and Rang De Basanti, but it was with the blockbuster 3 Idiots that he tasted real popularity and success. And now, he is back on the silver screen with a surprisingly small budget film, Tanu Weds Manu, where he is paired with Kangana Ranaut for the first time.
One word that describes you best?
If a traffic constable hauled you up, what would you do?
I would duly pay the fine and take the receipt.
What makes you feel sexy?
I feel sexy when a woman whom I find sexy finds me sexy!
Which superhero would you like to be and why?
I guess Tarzan, then I wouldn’t have to worry about clothes!
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I love food.
What did you do with your first pay cheque?
I gave half of it to temples and the other half to my parents.
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 stick to a cycle for the simple reason that I don’t know how to ride a horse and skateboarding is alien to me.
What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
Your first kiss was…
It proved that girls’ lips are sweet.
The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
Paying my road tax.
Earth’s crowded and chock full of trash. Choose another planet.
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
Narsimhan – it would have terrified everyone.
If you could be born either rich or intelligent, which one would you choose? You can’t say ‘both’.
I prefer to be born rich.
One tune you can’t get out of your head?
Mile sur mera tumhara.
Choose: Air India or Indian Railways?
Indian Railways. There’s nothing more romantic than going on a train journey.
What makes your day?
A nice, warm hug and a kiss in the morning.
If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
I would find ways and means to procreate.
The last movie that made you cry?
The comedy grown ups. I laughed so much that tears came out of my eyes.
If you could have had a star perform at your wedding, who would it be and why?
It would’ve definitely been Michael Jackson.
Life in the fast food lane: choose your menu.
IT would surely include pani puri, dahi puri and curd rice.
From HT Brunch, February 13
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