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Tarun Tahiliani unplugged

entertainment Updated: Jul 03, 2010 19:28 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
Tarun Tahiliani

TTOne of first designers responsible for making fashion a serious business in India, Tarun Tahiliani has had a long and illustrious run in the industry. Called ‘the master of drape’, he is known for his unique style and craftsmanship. Now, Tarun is all set to launch bridal couture.

What would you do if Superman paid you a visit?
I would be like..err, who is at the door?

Complete the sentence: Breaking news is...
...TRP ratings tragically. It has skewed justice in a way and makes for partial reportage.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could keep five things with you, what would you choose?
My iPod, my sleep apnea machine, drawing materials, cell phone and I suppose a cyanide pill if I could not bear the isolation!

Three places you love shopping in?
Florence, Jodhpur and old shops anywhere – the art of a find!

The craziest rumour you’ve heard about yourself?
I cannot even start… from business closure to divorce to what not. Fashion does not always breed healthy competition!

If you had to spend one crore in a day, what would you do?
Ring my favourite art galleries, Viren Bhagat, Hanut Singh or may be the Bentley showroom – that is my first base instinct. There are a lot of other worthwhile things I could do. Book my trip to the Gobi desert or to Antarctica, or send it to the Naaz home, depending on my mood.

If you could go back in time, which period of history would you go back to and why?
Rome or Athens for sure…at their peak.

The turning point of your life?
Making it through July 1962, my birth!

The wickedest prank you ever pulled on anyone?
Calling my grandmother to say Rajiv Gandhi had called, to see if she was really sick. She leapt out of bed like a dolphin!

One household chore you’d rather do yourself?
None! That is one of the great luxuries of living in India!

What do you do in a crisis?
Be still and figure out how best to hold the reins. It has never failed me!

One thing you love about your partner?
Surviving me, with a smile, and her great stillness and eternal support.