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“I fall in love very easily”, says Manav Kaul

We catch Tumhari Sulu’s affable husband at his flirtatious best!

brunch Updated: Nov 24, 2018 22:00 IST
Ananya Ghosh
Ananya Ghosh
Hindustan Times
Actor-playwright-director, Manav Kaul is also a published author whose third book Tumhare Barey Main has just hit the stands;  T-Shirt and shoes, Zara; jeans: Diesel
Actor-playwright-director, Manav Kaul is also a published author whose third book Tumhare Barey Main has just hit the stands; T-Shirt and shoes, Zara; jeans: Diesel(Aalok Soni)

Describe yourself in a haiku.

In a story, I am
Mine sometimes, at times someone else’s

Like a breathing, living thing.

Which is the last show that you binge watched?

Seinfeld – for the 12th time.

The lyrics of a song you always misheard were...

Dilli’ ke arman aasoon mein beh gaye.

Who was your first celebrity crush?

Arundhati Roy!

The most over-the-top filmy thing you have done in real life is...?

At an awards function, I wore a tux.

Manav’s Minutes
  • Date of birth: December 19
  • Sun Sign: Sagittarius
  • Place of birth: Baramulla, Kashmir
  • School/college: Vivekanand Uchchatar Madhyamik Vidyalay, Hoshangabad
  • First break: Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003), though I feel I started acting Kai Po Che! (2013) onwards
  • High point of your life: When I climbed the second highest mountain in Korea [Mount Jirisan, 1,915 meters]
  • Low point of your life: After the success party of Kai Po Che! I didn’t have money to go back home. So I walked on the highway, from Bandra to Goregaon East, slightly drunk and terribly broke

What’s your biggest fashion faux pas?

Bell-bottom Jeans and I’ve sworn to never find myself in them again.

What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

The horse ride with Bulla taangewala to school in Baramulla.

What’s the one movie character you feel you can’t pull off?

Tabu’s in Haider (2014).

One habit of yours that you want to get rid of...?

I am a habitual procrastinator.

The sexiest thing about you is...?

Probably the fact that I don’t think I’m sexy. Works like a charm!

And the sexiest thing in a woman according to you is...?

Confidence and some more confidence.

Your secret weapon to charm a girl...?

My ears! Listening to her.

Funniest incident while on a date..?

I went on a date with absolutely no clue that I was on one!

Your favourite sleeping position...?

One leg in and one leg out of the quilt.

One habit that you wish to get rid of...?

Of being a habitual procrastinator.

List three things nobody knows about you.

1. That I fall in love very easily.

2. I can stare at a fan for an inordinate number of hours.

3. I’m Batman.

If you are home alone, what you are most likely to be caught doing?

Pleasuring myself....I mean Netflix, what did you think?!

If you could time travel, what era would you choose?

I’d want to live in the time of Camus and Kafka, and go on a long walk and maybe share a smoke with them.

Your favourite line from a poem is...?

‘...I want
to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

by Pablo Neruda.

Manav’s favourites
  • Comfort food: Dal and rice
  • Poet: Vinod Kumar Shukla 
  • Hindi word: Aranya 
  • Play not written by you: Notes on Chai 
  • Song that makes you dance: Ban Jaa Tu Meri Rani 

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From HT Brunch, November 25, 2018

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