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Samir Kochhar gets candid

entertainment Updated: Apr 23, 2011 18:03 IST
Veenu Singh

Samir Kochhar started his career as a model but soon moved towards TV and films. After hosting several shows on television including Closer, Men’s Q, Lovebites and Dangerous, Samir made his Bollywood debut in 2005 with Zeher. A few other films followed but it was his role of a cop in Jannat that got him much critical acclaim. In 2008, Kochhar was signed on for Extraaa Innings on MAX for season 1 of the DLF IPL. He continues to host the show this season.

One word that describes you best?


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

I performed at my wedding. Need I say more?

Do you love Luv Storys?

As long as they are happy and have a comic angle to them. Romcom is my scene.

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

samirI wouldn’t want to get lost since I get homesick very quickly, but driving down the West coast should be fun!

The weirdest thing that went into your mouth?

At a friend’s party in Chandigarh, I was all excited to gorge on some butter chicken only to realise they were soya nuggets.

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

A skateboard anyday. I spent a lot of time skateboarding in Delhi as a kid, and I am good at it.

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

Phir wohi raat hai by RD Burman and lately the IPL bugle because I hear it all day long.

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

Public display of affection.

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

It definitely wouldn’t be Uranus, maybe Mars.

What makes your day?

Two hours with my PS3.

What screws it up?

Traffic jams.

What did you do with your first pay cheque?

I was disappointed because I thought I’d get cash. I blew it up at a restaurant after three days.

Love is...

A feeling you can’t explain.

Your first kiss was…

Very messy.

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

I actually prefer football over cricket, I’ve even played football for Delhi.

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

I’d go looking for my Eve.

The last movie that made you cry?

Pyasa. I revisited my Guru Dutt collection very recently

Life in the fast food lane: choose your menu

Chaat papadi, chola bhatura and a large thin crust pepperoni pizza

What makes you feel sexy?

A well-fitting suit and my Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio