She didn’t really have any plans to enter the world of showbiz, but somehow, Maria Goretti found herself doing TV commercials. Soon, she was a popular VJ with MTV. Maria currently hosts Pressure Cooker, the new cooking reality show on NDTV Good Times
One word that describes you best?
Which superhero would you like to be and why?
Lara Croft, because then I would be part of action and adventure. I’d kickbox and bungee, which I really love.
If a traffic constable hauls you up, what would you do?
I do this all the time. I tell them that I am in a rush as my kids are in school waiting for me and beg them to let me go.
What makes you feel sexy?
When I am feeling completely confident from inside.
The colour ‘pink’ for you is...
...My younger daughter Zene Zoe. Warsi who loves pink.
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
I didn’t like my name initially, but Santana and Ricky Martin made me love it!
What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
Deep fried silkworm and red ants in Bangkok.
Share a secret with us... trust us, we’ll only print it!
I love tattoos! I already have one and am waiting to get two more done.
Choose: Air India or Indian Railways?
Indian Railways, as the journeys are picturesque and fun. But whenever I travel abroad I only fly Air India.
You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
It would have to be a cycle as I can’t ride a horse or go skateboarding.
Earth’s crowded and full of trash. Choose another planet.
Venus. I would go back to my planet and reign supreme.
What makes your day?
Peace of mind.
What screws it up?
If anybody in my family or my friends are in any kind of trouble.
If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
I would be very upset as I want people to talk to. I hope to have my dog with me at least.
Life in the fast food lane: Choose your menu.
A juicy burger with a nice gooey chocolatey something topped with ice cream
You get high on...
I am a big, big chocolate fan! I can have chocolates at any time of the day or night
One tune you can’t get out of your head?
i just love the song
iktara from the movie wake up sid
- From HT Brunch, Januray 23
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