A star in the Kannada film industry, Sammir started his career in showbiz by doing TV ads. He made his Bollywood debut with Uuf Kya Jaadoo Mohabbat. After that, he acted in films such as Corporate and Life Mein Kabhie Kabhie. Recently, he got good reviews for his performance in Well Done Abba. Next, he will be seen in I Hate Luv Stories and 8.
What would you do if Superman paid you a visit?
Ask him if I could borrow his costume for a bit, and I hope the powers come with the clothes.
What is your idea of a highly boring evening?
Spending it with a very uninteresting person. Company matters more to me than anything else.
Your typical Sunday?
Is spent with my family. Then I have a lazy dinner with friends. A movie at the end of the day is perfect!
Complete this sentence: Breaking news is…
Highly exaggerated if you are watching our news channels.
If you could go back in time, which period of history would you go back to and why?
I would go back to the time when we were fighting for our independence. This phase of history has fascinated me since I was in school.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could keep five things with you, what would you choose?
A couple of books, tent, sunscreen, iPod and an interesting female companion.
The best joke you’ve ever heard?
Why is it that when people ask you this question, you can’t think of a single one!
One household chore you’d rather do yourself?
Vacuum my car and arrange my wardrobe.
The wickedest prank you ever pulled on anyone?
I like pranks. I played a lot of them on friends and have been the victim lots of times too. But, honestly nothing wild. Generally small harmless pranks.
If you had to go for a fancy dress party, what’s the whackiest costume you would come up with?
My friend came up with this one: He got a bunch of Barbie dolls from his kid cousin, attached the dolls all over his jacket and called himself a “babe magnet.”
The turning point of your life?
When I got my first pay cheque as an actor. That was a proud moment for me and my parents.
Three places you love shopping in.
Zara, Louis Vuitton and any Apple store.
One film dialogue you love?
I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse from The Godfather.
You're sentimental about…
People who matter to me
Your best pick up line for Angelina Jolie?
Probably something like ‘My mom thinks I look like Brad Pitt, what’s your opinion?’ Cheesy, I know I am not good with pick up lines.