Known for his charismatic personality and comic timing, Sharman Joshi is probably going through the best phase of his career. After making his debut with the critically acclaimed Godmother, he won recognition with comedies like Style, Xcuse Me and Shaadi No. 1. Hits like Rang De Basanti and Golmaal followed, the biggest one being 3 Idiots which broke all records. Sharman has now collaborated again with 3 Idiots’ director Rajkumar Hirani for 7UP’s new campaign, for which he’s also become the brand ambassador. Sharman will soon start shooting for the much awaited Ferrari Ki Sawari in which he plays the lead role.
One word that describes you best?
If a traffic constable hauled you up, what would you do?
Pay the fine, greet him and move on!
What makes you feel sexy?
A hot looking woman.
The colour ‘pink’ for you is...
Not my type.
A place where you would like to be lost for a month?
Somewhere in the mountains... maybe the Himalayas.
What did you do with your first pay cheque?
Bought a gift for my mom.
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 cycle, because it’s environment friendly and no animals are harmed.
A tune you can’t get out of your head?
Char baj gaye, lekin party abhi baaki hai from the movie Faltu.
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
I am extremely pleased with my name so I’d stick to it.
You get high on...
...Nothing, I prefer a cool drink like 7UP instead.
What makes your day?
My children and their radiant smiles.
What screws it up?
Nothing really, I am quite chilled out.
Your first kiss was...
When I was a teenager.
Share a secret with us... you can trust us, we’ll only print it!
That I was not drunk when I shot for the drunk scene in 3 Idiots.
Do you love Luv Storys?
Yes, I love love stories.
Earth’s crowded and chock full of trash. Choose another planet.
Neptune. Since it is the farthest from the sun, no global warming.
The last time you rode on a bus?
With my daughter when I took her for her first bus ride.
If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
Just sit back and watch television.
The last movie that made you cry?
Taare Zameen Par. It really touched my heart.
Life in the fast food lane: choose your menu.
A grilled club sandwich with a nice cool drink would be great.
If you could have had a star perform at your wedding, who would it have been and why?
Natalie Portman for her ballerina act.