It is impossible to interview Cyrus Sahukar. HT City attempted a telecon with the VJ-turned actor about his role in the upcoming film
, only to realise that the lengthiest conversation with Cyrus may make only five lines of sense!
First off, we asked him if he agreed with co-star Sonam Kapoor’s comment that modern-day Delhi is Jane Austen’s England. “My memories of Delhi are a DTC bus. I caught that bus to school, then to college. I think my name is till engraved on it. I was in an all boys school — no women! I called my first girlfriend ‘Ma’am’ for years,” came his reply.
Asked if he’s read any Jane Austen novel, he said, “I met her, we hung out and I think she came on to me.” But quickly added, “I never got beyond the first four pages!”
Right! Curiously enough, both his Bollywood films —
— were based out of the Capital. “Ya, I don’t know what’s up with that. What am I doing in Mumbai? I leave Delhi and overnight it becomes a cool place. I should just get paid to live in a place and leave it. I grew up in GK-II and there were just urinals and one water tank. Now, suddenly, it’s the coolest place to hang out!”
The only straight answer, which too takes its time coming, is about his equation with Sonam, given that the two were reportedly dating in 2008. “No, there was no awkwardness, we’ve been friends for very long. When the rumours spread, we called each other and had a laugh.”