He’s done TV shows, films and radio acts, and he’s had people in splits in all formats. Suresh Menon is the king of parodies, infusing comedy into everything. Best known for his take on filmstars and cricketers. Suresh is now showcasing his skills on Mastiii, the new comedy channel, and is looking forward to the film Bheja Fry 2.
What would you do if Superman paid you a visit?
I would make him my driver. I would just hop on to his back and travel everywhere. Fuel is so expensive these days.
What is your idea of a really boring evening?
Your typical Sunday?
Spending time with my family – my wife and two kids. Going for a long drive or just sitting and watching TV.
What’s the whackiest costume you would come up with for a fancy dress party?
A combination of Spiderman and a plumber. He can climb up pipes faster and make more money.
...Rahul Mahajan gets married again.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could keep five things with you, what would you choose?
A TV set which only shows Mastiii and sports channels; a laptop with Malayalam songs; a lungi which I would wear during the day and use as a tent at night; a sickle to cut the coconuts on the island; photographs of myself in different gets-ups that I have donned in the past. I would put them up on every tree to scare the animals away.
If you could go back in time, which period of history would you go back to and why?
I would love to go back to the times of Mahabharat and Ramayan. The flights were fast; I have to ask Hanuman how much time he took to cross the Indian Ocean. Plus, no air tickets were needed. Privacy was guaranteed. Also, no one bothered about fashion and six-packs!
Three places you love shopping in.
I hate shopping! So I will tell you three places where I hate shopping – malls, Paris and vegetable markets.
If you were an animal, which animal would you be and why?
A goat because my zodiac sign is Capricorn. Also, because they keep climbing up mountains and never come down.
If you had to spend one crore in a day, what would you do?
That’s like pocket money! I would buy an old Pajero, a nice flat in Mira Road and throw a big party for friends.
The turning point in your life?
Ikke Pe Ikka.
The gadget you’re lusting for?
A mixer grinder that is easy to operate.
Your exercise routine?
“Today I feel like it, today I don’t.”
The show on TV you don’t like to miss?
All my own shows. But if I have to pick, the gags on Mastiii and The Great
Indian Comedy Show.
One thing you love about your partner.
She is brutally honest with me.
What do you do in a crisis?
Have a smoke. And then think of what has to be done.